715 nanometre - Infrared Exhibition


For the greater part of 2011, Kate Davies travelled around South Africa photographing landscapes using an Infrared modified Canon DSLR Camera. Her discourse has always been to show the aesthetically pleasing subject matter as well our individual responsibility to sustain that which we have been given, and do not own. “Infrared photography is by no stretch a new form of photography, but for me it has drastically changed the way I look at the medium, as well as the world around me. It is incredibly difficult to not be influenced by the visual differences of shooting in Infrared, and to try to go deeper into the possibilities that lie in this phenomenal way of capturing the world. Beyond the frosted white trees is a world that can be described as otherworldly. Each new image felt like it exposed more of what I wanted to see and it aided me in shooting landscapes the way I had always wanted to. The IR process is as much creative as it is technical. It allowed me to be in complete control from the beginning to end. Scenes of melancholy, fear, ecstasy, love and innocence are all absolutely possible to both capture and feel, allowing me to truly speak using my photographs”. All photographs were taken between April and August 2011 in South Africa.