Gene Hollander started to experiment with black and white infrared film in 1980. Immediately thereafter, he was captivated by the mystical and surreal effect of the medium. After trying various other photographic media, he focused solely using infrared. Gene travelled across the globe and developed several bodies of work, including Mayan Ruins, the American Dream, and a fashion portfolio.
For his Mayan Ruins gallery, Gene travelled to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala to capture a long lost civilization. He has captured the essence of this sophisticated culture through his images of palaces, temples, and pyramids.
What is the American Dream? To Gene, it is a simpler time devoid of cell phones, computers, and text messaging. Gene continues to race against time to preserve images of yesteryear before they are erased forever. Gene has also utlilized infrared photography to portray models in natural and urban settings. These subjects become even more beautiful and striking with this dramatic conduit.
Peruse the galleries and you will be prepared to travel to another time and place.