Saul Kondrotas, formerly a journalist for almost two decades, is the founder and president of STK Photo – LA, Inc., a commercial photography studio located downtown Los Angeles. The studio specialty is macro photography. Saul has picked up infrared as a hobby to get distracted from the commercial work that can be tedious at times. He’s been doing it for almost ten years.
To get his scenic infrared shots, Saul travels a lot. National parks in US, South America, Europe. Initially, his infrared Canon Rebel was just an addition to his regular main camera but with time infrared camera made a career as main and for regular shots Saul uses Canon G16 that fits in a shirt pocket. To carry two DSLRs with lenses is too much weight. Even one is sort of too much if you are on the Inca Trail with only half of the necessary oxygen available up there.
Saul’s interest in infrared got a start with a question how different eyes would see: a dog, a bee, a fish, maybe an alien creature whose eye is limited to a different range of light? He doesn’t consider his photos are an exact answer to that question but there is always a chance that some eye sees the world in a way similar to those images.