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Stunning Winners From the First Annual Infrared Photography Contest

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Utah” by Luciano Demasi. Grand Prize Winner for 1st Place, Photo Essay.

Infrared photography offers an exquisite twist on how we typically view the world. Using infrared filters, the color change has the effect of making the ordinary look as though it’s from another planet. Honoring this type of photography is Kolari Vision, an online store and e-learning site, who recently concluded their first annual infrared photography contest called Life in Another Light. With five categories including still shots and photo essays, the judges selected an impressive group of winners from about 2,800 submissions.

For the inaugural 2019 contest, Kolari Vision posed a couple of questions to their infrared photography community. “What changes when we switch to infrared, and which things remain constant?” They wanted to know. “What beauty lies in the light that our eyes can’t see?” The winning submissions transform people and places into different versions of themselves. Some of the most striking include filters that add an icy touch to landscapes and architecture. In Pierre-Louis Ferrer’s piece called Invisible Paris, he photographed the iconic Eiffel Tower as a ghostly version of itself. Surrounded by white leaves, it’s as if we are witnessing the structure in a past life. Likewise, David Hall’s Lonely Tree appears to be of the same world. A singular tree, clad in beautiful melancholy shades of grays and blues, is seemingly in another dimension that can’t be reached.

The first, second, and third place winners of each category won gift cards to Kolari Vision. Their hope is that in doing so, it will help foster a thriving infrared photography community. Scroll down for our favorite selections from the Life in Another Light contest and check out all the winners here.

Kolari Vision held their first annual infrared photography contest called Life in Another Life. Scroll down for a selection of winning entries.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Lonely Tree” by David Hall. 1st Place, Infrared Landscape.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Red Velvet” by Helen Bradshaw. 2nd Place, Infrared Color.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Tetonic” by Matthew Stuart Piper. 3rd Place, Infrared Color.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Zabriskie” by Beamie Young. 1st Place, Infrared Black & White.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Invisible Paris” by Pierre-Louis Ferrer. 3rd Place, Photo Essay.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“City in Full-Spectrum” By Basuzilon. Honorable Mention, Infrared Color.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“A Wet Fog” by Youngkun Park. Honorable Mention, Visible Light.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Morning Fog” by David Hochleitner. 2nd Place, Infrared Landscape.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Life in the Desert” by Klaus Priebe. 3rd Place, Infrared Black & White.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“On the Way Home” by Ken Slute. Honorable Mention, Infrared Black & White.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Home Sweet” Home by Matteo Dalle Feste. 3rd Place, Infrared Landscape.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“Hong Kong: The Golden City” by Tran Minh Dung. 2nd Place, Photo Essay.

Infrared Photography Contest from Kolari Vision

“The Watchman” by Blake Rudis. 1st Place, Infrared Color.

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