An artist who have photographed hundreds of glowing flowers since 2014 after seeing Oleksandr Holovachov’s work with ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography. Each time, he does a set of invisible UV light photos, it starts with going out under the cover of darkness to snatch unsuspecting flowers growing around the neighborhood.
Plants Emit Invisible UV Light
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, he makes sure working in the darkest environment. He uses a 365nm light so that 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.