Paolo Pettigiani - Pictures, Art, Photography

Paolo Pettigiani

  Infrared NYC I by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC I
Infrared
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  Infrared Santa Margherita Ligure by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared Santa Margherita Ligure
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC VII by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC VII
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC VIII by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC VIII
Infrared
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  Infrared Berlin II by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared Berlin II
Infrared
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  Infrared Berlin I by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared Berlin I
Infrared
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  Infrared Dolomites I by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared Dolomites I
Infrared
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  Infrared Lake Braies I by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared Lake Braies I
Infrared
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  Infrared Dolomites II by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared Dolomites II
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC II by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC II
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC III by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC III
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC IV by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC IV
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC V by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC V
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC VI by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC VI
Infrared
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  Lake Bled by Paolo Pettigiani
Lake Bled
Infrared
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  Belvedere Hotel by Paolo Pettigiani
Belvedere Hotel
Infrared
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  Infrared NYC I by Paolo Pettigiani
Infrared NYC I
Minis
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Background Information about Paolo Pettigiani

Introduction

With his infrared photography, Paolo Pettigiani transforms famous locations into surreal landscapes. Central Park’s greenery beams in reddish hues, its sky and water in shades of turquoise. With this technique, he also shows us another side of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and reveals the monumental beauty of Italy’s Dolomite mountains.

Pettigiani gives us an entirely new view of the world. The enhanced contrast give the photographs in his Infrared series an intense, unreal appearance that is positively mesmerizing!

Popular in the 1960s thanks to is psychedelic appearance, infrared photography is making a comeback in the art world. Richard Mosse, winner of the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for his images of war in the Congo, is perhaps the most famous proponent of the technique. The disassociation created by what is known as “false color film” produces a powerful effect, in particular when used for landscape photography. This is because the green pigment found in plants, chlorophyll, appears transparent in infrared and therefore reflects the light. The specific filter Pettigiani uses makes the foliage appear reddish.

Daniela Kummle

Bio

Italian photographer Paolo Pettigiani studied Design at the Polytechnic University of Turin. His works has appeared in publications like Vogue and Wired as well as exhibitions from Milan to New York to Paris. Pettigiani lives and works in Turin.