Minjerribah: An Infrared Journey – by Steven Saphore

Kuya Howler Blue Lake

Photographer Steven Saphore hacks cameras to capture light beyond the limits of human vision and into a surreal depiction of reality known as the infrared spectrum and shares his latest project.

Earlier this year, Australian musician Kuya Howler and I embarked on an ethereal exploration of Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island (known as ‘Minjerribah’ to it’s original inhabitants) with a focus on the eradicated Quandamooka Aboriginal culture through infrared photography and music.

Acting as a viewing portal to a transcendent plane of reality, infrared photography vividly illustrates the ancient Aboriginal notion of spiritual energy and Dream-time lore in the form of deeply detailed skies and glowing white trees. In conjunction with Kuya’s impeccable ‘sense of place’ expressed through his music, we aim to conjure the atmosphere, feelings and purpose of the original custodians of this small island that was once called ‘Minjerribah’.

View the story and more photos on the World in Infrared website.

Kuya Howler Drinking Brown Lake

Kuya-Howler Footprints in the Sand

Kuya Howler Walking Through Myora Springs

Please support The Photo Brigade!


You're awesome and that's why we work hard to bring you quality content, gear reviews, and guides. If you're interested in purchasing any of the equipment or services mentioned in our posts, please use our links as we will receive a portion of the sale to help run the blog. You can also search for gear directly via Amazon, B&H, and Adorama.

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and listen to our podcasts on iTunes!

Comments

comments