Best of 2011: Richard Mosse’s Infrared Photographs

Richard  Mosse’s mind blowing infrared photographs are  a psychedelic ride through Eastern Congo.

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Richard Mosse’s Infrared Photographs Of Eastern Congo

Richard  Mosse’s mind blowing infrared photographs are  a psychedelic ride through Eastern Congo.

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More work from Richard Mosse

Richard Mosse

Irish photographer Richard Mosse who brought us the amazing photos from Saddam’s Palaces has updated his website with an amazing body of new work – lonely and abandoned mechanical beasts stranded where they don’t belong.

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Saddam’s Palaces

"Uday's Palace", Jebel Makhoul, Iraq 2009

"Uday's Palace", Jebel Makhoul, Iraq 2009

Photographer Richard Mosse was recently featured BLDGBLOG, one of my favorite architecture blogs run by Geoff Manaugh. The pictures show the extravagance of Saddam Hussein’s imperial palaces converted to plywood built forts resembling college dorms with all its amenities of “weight sets, flags, partition walls, sofas, basketball hoops, and even posters of bikini’d women have been imported to fill Saddam’s spatial residuum. The effect is oddly decorative, as if someone has simply moved in for a long weekend, unpacking an assortment of mundane possessions. The effect is like an ironic form of camouflage, making the perilously foreign seem all the more familiar and habitable—a kind of military twist on postmodern interior design.” See more of what Mosse has to say about his project after the jump.

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