Since last year, I'm a film tester for a film company named Owax. They sent me two 35mm infrared color films and even if my pictures were not perfect, I was in love with the colors. It was my very first experience with this rare kind of films. Then, I bought an orange lens filter and the great book "Atlas of Infrared Plates of the Unseen" by Edward Thompson, which explores the scientific uses of infrared films. Since then, I'm obsessed with this rare and magical kind of films.
From time to time I buy 120 expired infrared films and I try to capture powerful portraits and landscapes with it and the help of old 6x6 cameras, like my Semflex.
This picture was taken earlier this year, during two days of hiking in the mountains, for the birthday of a person I love. It was great; I love the mountains, we slept in a small hut, the snow was here, we made a campfire. I'm really happy, because this moment turned into a beautiful memory, and I like the photographs I took. With an orange filter, the pink/red tones are perfect.
Today, I'm still obsessed with infrared films, and it's hard to keep it in the freezer until a perfect occasion to shoot it.