mark alan andre uses infrared to radically alter familiar DC sights mark alan andre uses infrared to radically alter familiar DC sights
feb 03, 2016

mark alan andre uses infrared to radically alter familiar DC sights

mark alan andre uses infrared to radically alter familiar DC sights
all image courtesy of mark alan andre

 

 

 

architect and photographer mark alan andre has called washington DC home since graduating from kansas city university’s master of arch. program in 2011. the city’s features — triangle parks, tree-lined avenues, the national mall — have become every day sights, accompanied by an always present backdrop of historic federal architecture. andre’s ‘infrared’ series, is a personal attempt to shed the nation’s capitol in a different light (literally), revealing familiarity through a radically altered lens.


vietnam memorial 

 

 

 

by capturing wavelengths of light invisible to the human eye, common materials behave entirely different. glass takes on an opaque darkness, plants become a ghostly white, and pedestrians take on a varied, other-worldly appearance. images were taken by andre using a standard DSLR with settings modified to filter out all visible light, leaving only the ‘infrared’

mark alan andre infrared photography series washington DC
M street in georgetown


the chesapeake & ohio canal

markalanandredesignboom01old capitol columns at the national arboretum 

mark alan andre infrared photography series washington DC
rock creek parkway 

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kogod courtyard at the smithsonian 


moongate at the smithsonian

mark alan andre infrared photography series washington DC
thomas jefferson memorial on the tidal basin 

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the old post office tower 

mark alan andre infrared photography series washington DC
U.S. capitol dome under a layer of scaffolding 


traffic passing the world bank

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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