"In this other earth the colors are much purer and more brilliant than they are down here. The mountains and stones have a richer gloss, a livelier transparency and intensity of hue." —Socrates
The duty of the seer is to witness the unseen, the contribution of the explorer is to chart the uncharted. Each has their vehicle, their instrument, and their process. It is on them that we depend for a vision of what is to come.
Enter GMUNK, who has increasingly been drawn to the process of infrared photography as a technique for mapping a world that lies beyond the perception of our naked eye. Essentially, manipulating the light spectrum to unearth the invisible landscape. In this series, shot across three vastly different earthly frontiers, we are inducted into a very personal journey
GMUNK describes the process he undertakes to capture his INFRA photographs as 'a meditation in the quiet art.' It is a technique that demands a precision of seeing, and a discipline of composition that reveals the hidden patterns and tensions at play on the terrestrial surface. Candidly, he admits that shooting infrared is comparable to ingesting psychedelics for its capacity to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness. 'It’s a process of discovery, where the spectrum of light doesn’t reveal itself until you’re looking through the viewfinder – essentially serving as a portal to an unseen world of vivid textures and tension.'