In his series “Invisible Paris” (Part 1), French photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer has used digital infrared technology to capture the iconic and charming European city in a way you’ve never seen before. Simply fascinating!
“Invisible Paris” presents a selection of views of Paris in infrared, from the most emblematic to the most modern places. The confrontation between nature and urbanism is here at the heart of the narration: the vegetation appears immaculate, surrounding monuments and public spaces in a dreamlike whiteness. In contrast, the buildings, gray and dull, try to focus attention without succeeding. Nature is omnipresent, pure, like a symbol of escape from the city. The few passers-by scattered here and there accentuate this poetic vision by inviting the viewer to travel through them. In the end, this series illustrates one of my main artistic approaches: the revelation of an alternative environment invisible to the naked eye and the invitation to contemplation and reverie.Pierre-Louis Ferrer