Documentation of the Desert Southwest Infrared Landscape
Hello, my name is Klaus Priebe and I am a freelance fine art landscape photographer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have a love of the American desert southwest and capturing the places I have been able to witness. My love for photography was born when I was 12 years old when my Grandparents bought me my first 35mm camera. This love grew as I began to learn more about photography and lived across the street from the local newspaper photographer. He taught me how to compose, shoot and work in the darkroom. He also brought the photographer Ansel Adams into my life. From the wonderful work of Mr. Adams and along with many other landscape photographers I fell in love with capturing the landscape around me. From this my photographic life was born. Now as I am into it for more than 25 years I have a special love of the world around me.
I have a fairly extensive body of work including my Infrared imagery which can be seen at:
And you can follow my progress on my Facebook page
I have found myself especially interested in the infrared landscape. I have focused much of my time and energy capturing the desert southwest in infrared light. The light we cannot see but has brought life to my photography. As you can see by my infrared work it is a very special medium.
With my “Southwest Infrared Project” I want to share what I witness and to give the world the vision I have seen. I want everyone to bear witness at the wonders I have been able to capture.
The work on my series started several years ago and has been my labor of love. I continue to travel the desert southwest capturing places many people will never see and capture it in a new light. There are so many places yet that I want to capture. Places I want to feel, places I want to share with everyone. From the spirit on Ansel Adams, I want to take landscape photography to a new level capturing it in infrared light. I want to take my infrared work and publish it into a book(s) and also present a set of 80-100 fine art gallery images from my body of work. I have about 40 very special images at this point from my travels and need to continue with my project so I can fulfill my dream of capturing these places and make it a reality.
To fulfill this dream I am in need of some financial help to continue. I have funded the project until now by selling my fine art photographs here in Santa Fe and working a second job in the construction field. It has taken a toll on my body and really cant continue to work the two jobs. I really want to make this project a reality and hopefully with a little help from you all it will. I would be honored for any help you wonderful folks can share with myself to make my project.
I currently use an infrared modified Sony a7r digital camera that works wonderfully in capturing infrared. I use an 830nm filter in my camera that is totally dedicated to infrared shooting. I would like to upgrade my camera to the New Sony a7RII and have it dedicated to shoot the same 830nm infrared wavelength.
Thank you all so very much for your time and feel free to contact me at any time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-948-8774