INFRARED NYC

A series of infrared/aerochrome photos to show Central Park from a different perspective.
The purpose is highlight the majesty and the contrast of nature included in the famous Big Apple’s skyscrapers.

I love to go trough new photographic technique, seeking and discovering new things and reality. I fall in love with the Richard Mosse photography and inspired by his images, I wanted to recreate something special, original and modern.



I love to go trough new photographic technique, seeking and discovering new things and reality. I fall in love with the Richard Mosse photography and inspired by his images, I wanted to recreate something special, original and modern. I choose Cental Park as location because I wanted to capture the unique environment of Central Park, an Island of Paradise within the city. Central Park is the place where people go to have a break from the busy routine of the city, you can just sit there and it seems that you enter in a new pacific world. All my images were photographed in Central Park because for this type of infrared photography I need a big and massive piece of nature, and I want to put in contrast the “green” with the gray colors of the buildings. What the best place to capture the nature instead a city?


Most of my projects were shooted in the same day. I use to wait a while waiting for the perfect shooting day with a clear sky. In spring we have a lot of rainy and cloudy days in NY so it was not easy to find the perfect slot. As I’ve already told you I prefer shooting projects in one day in order to have similar lights, people and atmosphere in the shoots. I woke up early in the morning to have a Central Park not full of people using the perfect sunrise light.

I used my Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-70mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.5 with a infrared filter. Later I have adjusted and post-produced the images in photoshop.

All people already know Central Park and they really love my new colorful vision of that! I think that most of people think about NY as a gray, animated and chaotic city. With the infrared shoots I want to recreate a candy, colorful and a dreamily NYC never seen before. I want to create an ongoing series and I’m planning to come out with another infrared series… but the place will be a surprise!

Paolo Pettigiani

Ciao! My name is Paolo, a 24 Italian photographer and graphic designer. I’m graduated in “Visual Design and Communication” at Politecnico di Torino and I use to work as freelance on different projects with clients from all over the world.

Based in Turin, I really like traveling and discovering new reality, the best way to find inspirations for my works.