The human eye can only perceive a small part of the luminous spectrum. Infrared photography is able to capture waves beyond the range of perception, showing us light that is invisible to our naked eyes.


Melancholia is a time-lapse short-film shot in Iceland during the summer solstice of 2013, using modified infrared Sony DSLR camera. For 12 days, I explored and photographed the South Coast and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. I looked for perfect scenery to be represented in infrared: direct sunlight, green grass and blue skies are a must in infrared photography, and work even better if combined – something not easy to find in Iceland.


I want to thank Quique Touriño for helping me in the hard process of developing the infrared pictures.


Shot with Sony A65 + Zeiss 16-35mm + Sony 70-200mm
Motorized slider by Kietacam.
Music by Ólafur Arnalds. Please support this amazing Icelandic artist at:


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