Chad Mooney Photography

Otherworlds

"We need a place... just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it..."
- Katherine Paterson, from "Bridge to Terabithia"


The often-mysterious powers of color open a variety of doors in all of us, from the logical to the imaginative. These doors lead to different spaces that coexist with reality. Sometimes, however, the desire to escape that reality overpowers even the most steadfast of people. Color, too, tends to leave its typical boundaries more naturally, and thus calls us to do the same.

Through the manipulation of landscapes by using color infrared photography, I invite viewers to allow themselves to be taken to other “worlds” following this path beyond the normal framework of reality. Fields of grass or cascades of leaves - once green - now appear as waves of white, red, blue, or amethyst, and permit one to escape the monotony and discord of our present age.

When immersed by such calming and emotion-provoking colors, the viewer becomes part of a world where magic is real, possibilities are endless, and dreams are indiscernible from truth.

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