The Swiss Alps Transformed Into Stunning Infrared Landscapes


South African photographer Zak van Biljon now lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland, outside some of the most famed and beautiful mountains in the world.

He’s captured a series of incredible landscapes using infrared film, which shows us an entirely new light on these majestic peaks. We’ve posted about infrared photography many times, but never have we seen the effect used as dramatically as in these shots.

Crimson red forests spill onto the frame, while magenta and purple mountains rise behind them. Glacial lakes retain their beautiful blue hues, but the rest of the landscapes are truly transformed, just with the help of this film’s special ability to show us infrared color. The series is called Modernising Nature, and we think his work is show quality, and would look amazing printed large on a wall. Via MyModernMet:

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“We need a new way of looking at nature in the 21st century, just like the landscape painters of the 19th century who were confronted with industrialization,” he says. “Cities are growing into megacities, more than half of today’s population was born in cities and this new generation is a technological generation, convenience driven but: nature free. And yet: humanity can never free itself from nature.”

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