Incredible, Vibrant Infrared Photographs Of North Korea By Karim Sahai

Karim Sahai is a visual effects supervisor who has worked with acclaimed directors like Steven Spielberg and who recently traveled to North Korea. Sahai not only captured his journey using traditional digital photography, but gave himself an added challenge. Bringing along rolls of Kodak Aerochrome film, he also took some incredible infrared photos that show the country in a whole new light.

Incredible, vibrant infrared photographs of North Korea by Karim Sahai
A man attempts (a little late) to prevent me from taking a picture. Although photography is permitted in North Korea, the government mandated guides who accompany you throughout your stay in the country will determine what is off limits. Generally speaking, you will be prevented from photographing scenes that can portray the country negatively.

Incredible, vibrant infrared photographs of North Korea by Karim Sahai

Incredible, vibrant infrared photographs of North Korea by Karim Sahai
A suit-wearing man takes a break on the road between Pyongyang and Wonsan. North Koreans dress conservatively most of the time and, in this highly militarized nation, army uniforms are a common sight.
Incredible, vibrant infrared photographs of North Korea by Karim Sahai
Rural scene in spring, in North Hamgyong province.
Incredible, vibrant infrared photographs of North Korea by Karim Sahai
Military personnel gathers on Mount Taesong, close to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Besides its growing nuclear arsenal, the massive size of North Korea’s military is arguably one of its assets. With 1.2 million active members and almost 8 million reservists, North Korea’s army is one of the largest in the world.

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