My love for infrared photography goes back to when I first saw a B&W infrared image shot by Minor White. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. At the time I didn’t understand the medium, and I didn’t fully grasp it until grad school. My graduate thesis was a study of B&W infrared film shot not for science or medicine — its typical milieu — but as an art form.

In the 1960s, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead were among a few recording artists who used it on their covers because of the unusual results. I shoot it because infrared photography sees well beyond what we see with the naked eye. I think I see what the results will be, then — surprise! It shows me more. Light is the magic of photography. Infrared takes it to an unseen place for us mere humans.