I've photographed hundreds of glowing flowers since 2014 after seeing Oleksandr Holovachov's work with ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography.


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Each time I do a set of UVIVF photos, it starts with going out under the cover of darkness to snatch unsuspecting flowers growing around the neighborhood. I rarely know what to expect from a flower before I get it back to shoot. Some I think will dazzle end up flopping, and others I am surprised by their colors or light. Every one is a surprise!

In the same way a tee-shirt blue glows under a black light, most organic material glows at least a little with UV stimulation and in all kinds of colors. To make the most of it, I make sure I'm working in the darkest environment I can and use a 365nm light so the camera can't see the UV light.

Any time the flowers are hit by sunlight, they're letting off their own glow in response and it's simply overwhelmed by the sunlight we can see. These photos capture something we always see, but never can observe.

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I Make Flowers Glow To Photograph Their Invisible Light

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Ann Grimes 1 month ago

So ethereal and stunning! Thank you Craig Burrows.

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Victoria Bonilla 1 month ago

This album literally made my soul tingle

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Priyanka Sarsaiya 1 month ago

beautiful .. is it pollen all over the bigger flower?

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Hope Floats 1 month ago

This is absolutely beautiful..What an amazing photograph.

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Lori Roman 1 month ago

Omg my favorite. I seriously want to buy these and put them all over my home they just are amazing

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Bobby Beebe 1 month ago

I imagine this is what all flowers look like on LSD...

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Bobby Beebe 1 month ago

A black hole of beauty!

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Neeraj Kumar 1 month ago

absolutely beautiful

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Bobby Beebe 1 month ago

Phone wallpaper alert!!!

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Bobby Beebe 1 month ago

Now I'm mad because I want to see flowers like this all the time! Waaahh!!!

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