IR-film (2003 – 2007)
This was not a project about trees, heritage, infra-red or whatsoever. This was not subject oriented. It started for fun purpose only, as if I were a student shooting whatever attracting. I like being free; I like large format photography; I like infra-red film; I like to raise doubts; I like to be naive; and I like to refrain myself from seeking for a subject title and even an absolute answer. It’s just about I like but not I intend. Perhaps more, but it is surely a lesson, a self indulgent and self exploratory photography lesson. Only a hypocrite will tell it knows or understands itself. I don’t want to be a hypocrite. So, it’s all about curiosity.
All photos were taken within Hong Kong territory.
- Film used: 4×5 Maco IR820c, Rollei IR.
- Metering: Minolta flash meter VI starting at ISO value 4
- Development: Tmax developer 1:4 ,7 mins at 24 C.
- Camera used: Shenhao 4×5, Crown graflex, Hasselbald 500CM
- Lenses: 90/f 8, 180/f5.6, 240/f5.6 (Schneider)
- 65/f5.6, 135/f5.6 (Caltar), 380/f5.6 telelphoto (Wollensak)
- filters: Tiffen IR87, Cokin IR 89B, Rodenstock centrefilter
- scanner: Epson V700
- wet scanning with: betterscanning film holder and Lumina scanning fluid
- scan software: silverfast
- further software: silverfasr HDR, ptgui and photoshop
- photoshop plugin-in/ filter: topazlabs adjust and details