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Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shots

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Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer shows viewers the beauty of France in a whole new light, shooting the country in beautiful infrared. Ferrer’s images are as enchanting as they are intriguing, displaying a whole new variation of color in shrubs, grass and trees, as well as famous landmarks. In some of Ferrer’s works, the foliage is an eye-catching canary yellow — a stark contrast to the more normal shades in the remainder of the images. In other works, whole forests glow red, giving the French countryside an otherworldly look. (Caters News)

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Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer shows the beauty of France in a whole new light, shooting the country in infrared. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


Pierre-Louis Ferrer’s images are as enchanting as they are intriguing, showing a whole new variation of coloring in shrubbery, grass and trees — as well as in famous landmarks. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


In some of Ferrer’s works, the foliage is an eye-catching canary yellow — a stark contrast to the more normal shades of the remainder of the images. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


In others, iwhole forests glow red, giving the French countryside an otherworldly look. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


The 30-year-old Paris-based photographer discovered infrared photography in 2010 while he was in engineering school. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


Traveling the country, Ferrer shot several miniseries in this medium: “Red Pines,” in the Alps; “Golden Perigord,” in the southwest of France, and his latest, “Invisible Paris,” in the nation’s capital. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


Ferrer said: “I really like the fact that I can reveal an alternative reality, which is physically real but that we cannot see with our eyes.” (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


Ferrer added: “I also like the dreamy effect given by this technique, and the importance given to nature thanks to the properties of foliage.” (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


For the last two years, the artistic photographer has shot about 90 percent of his images in infrared.(Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


While this has meant creating large collection of shots, Ferrer said that he only selected about 50 works for the public’s eyes so far. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


“I restrict the selection of my photographs a lot to only offer the best of them,” he explained. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


He added, “Infrared photography can easily offer attractive pictures, but it does not mean they are interesting.” (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


“I really want my photographs to catch the viewers [eyes] and bring them to a sensitive world when they can realize the place nature is taken,” Ferrer said. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)


Going forward, Ferrer plans to exhibit his work in galleries in and outside France. A selection of the images is on display at the gardens of Marqueyssac, Dordogne, an exhibit that will run until 2021. (Photo: Pierre-Louis Ferrer/Caters News)