BY: A.E. Samaan

Infrared photography is quite literally the capturing of invisible light. It requires special equipment and skills that are altogether different than that of traditional photography. As an alternative medium, Infrared is as much as it is an art. It requires a completely different skillset than traditional photography both during and after the shoot.

The Infrared spectrum lies between the visible light and heat radiation. The human eye can see wavelengths from about 400nm-700nm (from purple to red). Infrared is the light beyond 700nm. That is the technical explanation. From an artistic point-of-view, Infrared photography captures what we perceive, but do not see. Infrared captures the ethereal qualities of and allows us to see what we otherwise experience, mostly unaware of the beauty of the intense light and its resulting shapes and shadows.

The UNYIELDING VASTNESS art photography project focuses on capturing the unique qualities that the harsh desert sun provides the American Southwest.The first volume of this series is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2023.


The first book of this series is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2023.


For an update into UNYIELDING VASTNESS book and art photography series, please visit the website dedicated to the art and photography book series