I’m incredibly taken with Richard Mosse‘s project Infra, which I’ve just seen for the first time. He has used a special film to create an otherworldy pink effect to offset the very intense political temperature of the Congo. It feels to me like an incredible way to envision and encapsulate this experience, and is beyond groundbreaking. Not to mention simply beautiful.
Does anyone else love this as much as I do?
Whitney Johnson wrote recently about the project in The New Yorker:
“His work from Eastern Congo, a part of the world largely overlooked by mainstream media, is no exception. Mosse used Aerochrome, an obsolete technology, to create an alternative image of the complex social and political dynamics of the country. The film, designed in connection with the United States military during the Cold War, reveals a spectrum of light beyond what the human eye can perceive. He aims “to shock the viewer with this surprising bubblegum palette, and provoke questions about how we tend to see, and don’t see, this conflict.”
UPDATE: there’s much more on Richard Mosse from the swell dudes over at DVA foto. Here and here.