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Paris is a huge tourist attraction, not only for its stunning architecture, but also its magical landscape. Photographers have been inspired by Paris and the gardens of Versailles for years. Now, thanks to his use of infrared photography, cameraman John Kosmopoulos is able to capture a fresh perspective. 

His new range of photo are part of Kosmopoulos' Infrachroma series, which sees him traveling around the globe to give decidedly different views on the common cityscape.

John is able to capture the beauty the city holds, and gives the viewer a chance to see the world through rose-colored glasses. 

From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe to Versaille's beautifully manicured gardens, each scene is at once familiar yet unrecognisable. 

"When a familiar scene like the gardens of Versailles is made familiar-in-parallel through surreal, symbolic and sensory artistic expressions. A perceptual twinning occurs that liberates the imagination to explore the power of place as a beautiful and colourful other-world."

The Canadian photographer seeks out the extraordinary in the ordinary through his work. John has pushed himself to focus more on moments of unexpected beauty, and is fascinated by the relationship between photographer and viewer. Especially how an artist's vision can have an emotional impact on viewers. 

John's transformation of lush greenery into cotton-candy trees gives each of his photos a different emotional response. His work allows us to see that beauty comes from the viewer, and that even the smallest changes to what's familiar can create new sensations.

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