“Up to the Twentieth Century, ‘reality’ was everything humans could touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality.”R. Buckminster Fuller on Education (University of Massachusetts Press, 1979), p. 130

World In Infrared is an international art/science/humanities project exploring the world in the spectrum of infrared light with DIY hacked cameras; Photojournalism, commercial and editorial photography beyond the limits of human vision.

Reality Is Perception

Visible light is nothing more than a term used to describe the mere 0.0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum that is perceivable to the human eye.

But your eye is a tool; Every tool has limitations.

With a special filter, some simple tools and a penchant for dismantling electronics, we hack everything from cheap point & shoots to high-end DSLR’s to ‘see’ beyond the limits of human vision and into the surreal spectrum of infrared light.

Perception Is Subjective

The result is a strategically creative shift on the perspective of everyday life: Vegetation glows like fallen snow; The noontime sky becomes darker than night; Complexion is lost in lieu of a transparent epidermis revealing vascular systems beneath the skin; Places you’ve visited 1000 times before suddenly become alien landscapes waiting to be explored…

 World In Infrared is a creative undertaking by photographers, Steven Saphore & Nilesh Pawar.