Saturday 9 July 2011

Kenji Hirasawa's Celebrity: more thermal art

I've mentioned thermal imaging exhibitions by Joseph Giacomin and Chris Lavers in the past. During July there is an exhibition of thermography by Kenji Hirasawa at the KK Outlet in Hoxton Square, London, called Celebrity. He's used a thermal camera to look at people in Madame Tussaud's, the wax models being almost invisible to the termal eye so that the 'hot' people seem to be interacting with empty space.

You can see more via the KK web site and there will be a book as well. There are other thermographs on Hirasawa's web site and I am particularly taken by some portraits. I have to say that I am becoming bored with the standard orange-red palette being used with pretty-well all the thermographs I'm seeing but since thermal images are always monochromatic (they show the temperature for each pixel), there isn't another 'dimension' to provide a mechanism for more varied colouration.

Celebrity runs every day except Sunday until July 30th.

In the meantime, Thermal by Joseph Giacomin is available through Amazon.