Infrared NYC: Central Park Like You Have Never Seen It Before

All Images By Paolo Pettigiani. Used with Permission. 

“I love the majesty and the contrast of nature included in the famous Big Apple’s skyscrapers, so I decided to highlight this contrast using infrared photography inviting viewers into a world unseen.” Paolo Pettigiani says of his Infrared NYC series, which highlights images of Central Park in infrared/aerochrome.

Mr. Pettigiani has been working with Infrared photography for much of the last two years, mainly focusing on landscapes around his home town of Turin. Over time, he developed the idea for his Infrared NY series, eventually settling on Central Park as the location. “I wanted to show one of the most famous place in the world, as never seen before. I chose this place because I wanted to capture the unique environment of Central Park, an Island of Paradise within the city.”

The resulting images, shot with a 5D Mark III and 24-70mm F/2.8 (and an assortment of Infrared filters of course), are majestic. This is Central Park like you have never seen it before, the beautiful contrast between the pink of nature and concrete jungle that surrounds it is awe inspiring.

“Central Park is the place where people go to have a break from the busy routine of the city, you can just sit there and it seems that you have entered into a new peaceful world.” says Mr. Pettigiani. So take a scroll through the images below, and enter that peaceful world for yourself.
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Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.