I’ll admit, I was feeling a little nervous about branching out from jewelry and sharing my photography with the world. But I’m incredibly humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response it’s received.
My interest in photography goes way back. My dad taught me everything about photography from a young age and I even grew up with a darkroom in my house! I started experimenting with infrared film back in high school and it’s been a passion of mine ever since.
I love seeing the real world through a creative lens.
Infrared photography is so special because it picks up light that is reflecting off of the objects we see everyday, but in wavelengths imperceptible to our eyes. It gives the world a dreamy and surreal beauty that I long for in what can be a very harsh and unrelenting place.
This type of image can be taken using converted cameras. I used LifePixel and Kolari Vision to covert my cameras, including the one on my drone. I love using my drone for infrared photography because it offers an unparalleled view of the surrounding landscape, like the 6 blocks in Barçelona above.
Whether I’m traveling or in my own backyard, infrared photography gives me a unique medium for capturing special moments and appreciating the world around me. My new online gallery features pictures from my hometown of Austin all the way to some of my favorite European destinations such as Barcelona and the Amalfi Coast. It’s a work in progress as I have many photos to add and have just gotten started. Check it out here.
If you’re in Austin and interested in seeing more, my infrared photography work will be on display at Art For the People’s Art of Celebration exhibition in Austin through April 25. You can also learn more about my infrared photography here. I’m proud to announce that my photography is also available for purchase, and just like with the jewelry, proceeds will be donated to organizations fighting human trafficking.