Olympus Infrared Experiments

mickyates Aftermath, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Documentary, Experimental, ICWeek2, Informing Contexts, Infrared, Landscape, Negatives, Photography, Project Development Leave a Comment

I have just received the converted Olympus OM-D 10, converted to 720nm, as previously noted.  Here is a reference set of images. First, a straight colour image: Reference Colour Original An image taken with the infrared Olympus, using auto white balance on the camera: Infrared Auto White Balance, 720nm Conversion Now, adjusting that image with Split Tone and Colour Channel …

A Question of Authenticity

mickyates Books, Coursework, Critical Research Journal, Critical Theory, ICWeek2, Ideas, Informing Contexts, Photography Leave a Comment

In Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes states that ‘From a phenomenological viewpoint, in the photograph, the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation‘. (Camera Lucida: pg 89) In my first review of Camera Lucida, I found the work depressing. Whilst there are important points of great merit (punctum, studium), ultimately I found it an overly-personal and complex exploration of death, especially as …