Friday, 11 June 2010

Most famous infrared photograph

What is the most widely seen infrared photograph? It may be Anton Corbijn's cover for the U2 album The Unforgettable Fire. It may be one of the images released from the Herschel space observatory. It may be Minor White's Cobblestone House.

What do you think? What was the first infrared photograph you remember seeing ... the first one that stuck in your memory. Let me know by comment or by email (link to the right).


  1. Hi Andy,
    For me it was definitely The Unforgettable Fire — on seeing this album cover I was out like a shot to my local camera store in Brighton looking for film 'that did this'... that was 1984. This album cover changed my life.
    Nice to see Peter Fahrni's Forward Thinking Museum infrared exhibition online.

  2. Thanks Martin. I think your work will be having a similar influence on people today.

  3. I know I'm commenting on a very old post - but the first infrared photos I saw were my partner's (unpublished). Then I read his copy of a book about infrared photography - including a chapter by Simon Marsden, I thought - that's what I want to do! Luckily I have access to digital IR photography, I think I would have struggled with film.
    I've just come across your site by the way, and am working my way through, and learning a lot.