Infrared, or "IR" photography allows for a glimpse into the world of the unseen. Why "unseen"? Because our eyes literally cannot see IR light, as it lies just beyond what is classified as the "visible" light spectrum. Portraits that are shot using an infrared-equipped camera look very different from those that we are accustomed to seeing. Colors, textures, grass, leaves, trees, human skin, and all other manner of objects reflect IR light in unique ways.
Ghosts, by definition, cannot be seen. But what if they could be seen in IR light?
Most people think of ghosts as evil creatures, who lurk in the dark and haunt our dreams. But I prefer to think of them as just regular folks who have passed on, and who are enjoying their afterlife much as we'd enjoy a warm spring day.
In this series, I try to imagine what ghosts would be doing in their all-too-abundant spare time. The series was shot in Leiden in the spring of 2021. It presents "ghost-like" portraits taken with a Nikon 7000 camera whose sensor was modified for the 7200 infrared light spectrum.