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Artborghi photography at Scientifica 2015!

The Scientifica exhibition took place in the main building of the University of Zurich on 4-5th of September, 2015

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In its wide frame of scientific experiments organized for the general public,

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Scientifica presented artworks related to light and science.

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..like the art exhibition “Light under contemporary research” (click the picture to read the exhibitors)

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that comprehended ten fin art, Lambda printed, A0 format, back-lit pictures of 5 artists.

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Among them, the “Infrared Tropics” from Artborghi! Click here for the official exhibition page om this Artborghi piece.

Basel souls: on the Rhine shores

Join us in the second part of this white hot weekend to Basel, Switzerland. All picture shot in the far red (infrared) environment, where 1) white objects and photosynthetic tissues reflect wavelengths invisible to human eye and 2) waters turn black AND 3) soul-people shot at exposure times between 6 and 25 seconds.

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Along the Rhine, the Basel Minster on the opposite side

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Towards the Wettesteinbrücke

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Sunbathers at the shores

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Click each picture to enlarge. Pictures shot with D800 plus 50 mm f/1.4G with a infrared filter.

(Infra)red hot Basel: from Birs insel to the city center

Join us in this white hot weekend to Basel, Switzerland. All picture shot in the far red (infrared) environment, where 1) white objects and photosynthetic tissues reflect wavelengths invisible to human eye and 2) waters turn black

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On the Birs Kraftwerk island a dam cuts through the river Rhine to produce energy

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A view on the river Rhine towards Basel from the top of the dam

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The dam system of weirs to navigate the Rhine

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Swimmers (the white lines in the river) and sun bathers in Basel city center

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On the ferry across the Rhine towards the North shores

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At the Wettstein bridge in the city center.

Click each picture to enlarge. Pictures shot with D800 plus 50 mm f/1.4G with a infrared filter.

Spring as you can’t see, but plants do…

The following pictures are shot with a far-red filter on a 16-35 mm wide angle mounted on my Nikon D800. White means presence of far-red light, black means absence of far-red light. Click each picture to enlarge.

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Outside of our far-red opaque houses and offices …

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.. a triumph of far-red light is reflected by plants flooded with the Spring sun!

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The only shadows in such far-red radiance days: our footpaths and the cloudless sky…

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The last far-red light blades cut the Botanical Garden of Zürich before sunset.

After the positive experience 2014 at Photobastei, I am dreaming about a new art exhibition in 2015 with this new series and more to come. If you are interested or know about such opportunities, please write artborghi@gmail.com or contact me through my blog here

An infrared-photography science trail in Zürich botanical gardens, among shouting and whispering plants

Not every plant reflects the same amounts of infrared light. Leaf shape, sun exposure, size and photosynthetic activities make the difference in light reflection. Plants use infrared light to communicate: are some plants shouting and others whispering?

Enjoy this infrared tour in the tropical and desert greenhouses of Zürich botanical gardens: white means presence of infrared, black means none.

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Cactaceae and yuccas strongly reflect infrared.

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Infrared transparencies of hanging plants

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Shadows from leaves and roots: with infrared photography black and white borders are highly contrasted

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Epiphyte plants: hanging ferns and soft mosses

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Infrared sunset at the tropical houses of Zürich Botanical Garden. Learn more about plant communication and infrared photography at the Uni Zürich Science Trail I will lead on the 26th of February: registration required!

Click on each picture to magnify and enjoy leaf structures. Pictures shot with Nikon D800 + 50 mm f/1.4 + infrared filter.

Indoor and outdoor plants: infrared photography at the tropical houses, Botanical garden, Zurich

In February 2015 I will have the pleasure to lead a Science Trail (also) about infrared photography at the Botanical garden of Zürich. I took a first investigation on infrared light in the tropical houses of the botanical garden…

Click each picture to enjoy the patterns of indoor plants, greenhouse structures and outdoor twigs.

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The rich variety of plants reflect different infrared amounts

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Infrared light reflected by the fern trees in the main cupola

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Large leaves reflect high amounts of infrared light

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Infrared reflections in the underwood

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Infrared sunset at the tropical houses, botanical garden, Zürich

All pictures shot with D800 + 50 mm f/1.4 G

Infrared digital photography goes to University of Zurich: Können uns Pflanzen sehen? Die grüne Sicht der Dinge.

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It is my pleasure to announce that next Tuesday 11.11.14 I will give a seminar (in German) at the University of Zurich, The title of the seminar: Können uns Pflanzen sehen? Die grüne Sicht der Dinge. (Do plants see us? The GREEN point of view.) Click here for a preview of the slideshow.

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It will be a very interesting opportunity to explain the scientific background behind ARTBorghi photo exhibition at Photobastei early this year. Interested? You can find more about it here and here.

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And what about far-red infrared photography with my Nikon D800? The autumn infrared project just started as you can see with these new post pictures … stay tuned!

 

Fine art auctions @ Photobastei from 21.8 to 31.8 2014: bring home your ARTBorghi !

The Photobastei auction kicks off on Thursday, August 21, with a rushing vernissage (everybody welcome!) and goes on until Photobastei-end on August 31. Two whole floors of the Photobastei building are reserved for it!

On the 10th day before the end of the project, ie at the opening evening, August 21, each of the artworks part of this action will cost CHF 1000. On the 9th day before the end of the project, or August 22, CHF 900. Then CHF 800CHF 700 -, etc., until a picture on the last day of Photobastei will be as low as CHF 100!

Click here to see which pictures are part of the AUCTION at the moment. The following two ARTBorghi artworks (printed on HQ photo-paper and framed) , part of the previous exhibition The GREEN point of view, will be available in this Photobastei auction:

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Paradise on cloud one 2014, Lorenzo Borghi

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Red hot waters 2014, Lorenzo Borghi

 

Come to celebrate with all your friends the last days of Photobastei and participate to the auction.  Below where it all goes on:

The Artist Talk @ Photobastei: Lorenzo Borghi’s “behind The Green Point of View”

Dear ARTBorghi followers, I am delighted to give the Artist Talk about The GREEN point of view, my photo-exhibition at Photobastei. WHEN: on Wednesday the 2nd of April 2014 @ 18:00 – WHERE: at the 6th floor of Bärengasse 29 Zürich. Here is the link with the coordinates for the Artist Talk: http://www.photobastei.ch/event/54/artist-talk-lorenzo-borghi.html

I will introduce you to near-infrared light, the way of composing infrared photography and  green ways of communications. What happens to people and trees and landscapes when pictures are shot in near-infrared photography … and why?

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To know it, just pass by next Wednesday 2nd of April at 18:00 at the 6th floor of Bärengasse 29, 8001 Zürich. The talk will be in English! Looking forward to seeing you there!

My exhibition The GREEN point of view  is exceptionally prolonged until the 5th of April 2014!

 

ARTBorghi goes real with the photo exhibition “The GREEN point of view”, Zurich downtown, 20th-30th March 2014

Dear ARTBorghi readers, it is my great pleasure to announce Lorenzo Borghi first photo exhibition: “The GREEN point of view”.

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When: from 20th to 30th of March 2014, open Tuesday-Sunday 12-21 h.
Where: Photobastei space, 6th floor,  Bärengasse 29, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland.
What: ARTBorghi’s exhibition will consist of 12 of his best infra-red works.

Click HERE or scan the QR code below to know more about the artwork.

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Click to print the flyer below with directions how to reach the exhibition.

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How to reach ARTBorghi exhibition by plane: once landed at Zurich Airport, take tram number 10 and reach Zurich Main Station, take Tram 13 towards Albisgütli or Tram 7 towards Wollishofen ans step out in Paradeplatz, have a 5 min walk to Bärengasse 29.

By train: once arrived at Zurich Main Station, take Tram 13 towards Albisgütli or Tram 7 towards Wollishofen ans step out in Paradeplatz, have a 5 min walk to Bärengasse 29.

By Zurich public service: reach Paradeplatz either by tram or bus, have a 5 min walk to Bärengasse 29.

Waiting forward to seeing you there!

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