Train to Another World

Train to Another World
Train to Another World

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Train to Another World by Mike Jackobo

The abstract rendering of reality in Infrared makes these train tracks appear like they mark the route of a train to another world. Many times when I present an infrared photo, I will draw a parallel between the alternate reality presented by this technique and the passage to a different reality. Sometimes I will try not to make this comparison so as not to repeat myself. Maybe this is the reason why I like infrared so much. The magic of infrared comes to replace the lack of magic in our actual life. These train tracks mark the need to escape from the mundane.

I don’t feel I need to expand on the technical details of the composition. They are what makes the photo work but exactly because the image works the little details are not really important to the viewer.

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