Rondofo wrote about his efforts to make himself unrecognizeable to infrared (IR) security cameras with bright IR LEDs sewn into his hoodie. That project failed miserably. But it got me thinking . . . it occurred to me that makeup absorbent of IR would appear black to IR cameras. It could be makeup, facepaint, lotion, or even some kind of bug spray that just happens to be IR absorbent. It would be even better if the facepaint or whatever were transparent or skin colored in normal light. Just as long as the your features are obscured enough to make you unrecognizeable to night security cameras. Now to find such an IR absorbant substance. There is some IR facepaint available to the military and law enforcement. But I think if we dig around enough we could find some other product that just happens to have IR characteristics.
What to do:
1. Get an IR filter for your digital camera, or remove one that is already present on most digital cameras and get a visible light filter.
2. Go to the store and film the various makeups, lotions, bug sprays, etc. to see which (if any) are black to IR.
Research natural chemicals that are absorptive of near IR.
3. Obtain makeup, natural substances, or other chemicals you’ve researched.
4. Apply substance to your face.
5. Test with IR filtered camera.
Email me pics if you try this!
P.S. It occurred to me that you wouldn’t have to paint your entire face to obscure your features; you could make patterns if you like! So I made a few “artist’s renderings” in Photoshop.