We’re no strangers to infrared photography, yet the visual results of the technology never cease to amaze us. Photographer Oleg Stelmach, aka Elektraua, tackles the art of using infrared film to transform viridescent landscapes into mesmerizing expanses of white, icy foliage. His location of choice is the newly reopened part of Kiev called “Andrew’s Descent.” The urban setting with a healthy dose of towering trees and plant life is given a brand new, wintery look, boasting ivory leaves against a sapphire sky.
There’s something very magical about this set of infrared images that shines a new light on the Ukrainian city. There’s a stillness in each photograph that, for the most part, purely captures landscape and architecture. The subject is the city caught in a moment in time, like a scene in a snow globe once all of the white particles have settled.