Talented Artist Uses Bodies and Black Light to Create Amazing Art

This artist use of black light to create art is nothing short of breathtaking. See how John Poppleton creates magnificent scenes of nature and space using the human body and black light.

John Poppleton uses UV body paint to create scenes of nature and space, and then brings them to life under a black light.

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Black lights emit UV rays that aren’t visible to the human eye. UV paint on the other hand contains phosphors that glow when illuminated by black light’s UV frequency.

Poppleton told BuzzFeed, “It actually started out as just black light photography.”

Poppleton told BuzzFeed, "It actually started out as just black light photography."

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“Black light and UV-reactive paints make the painting become the light source, thereby making it look realistic.”

"Black light and UV-reactive paints make the painting become the light source, thereby making it look realistic."

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“Painting a sunset, for example, under black light is like witnessing a real sunset,” said Poppleton.

"Painting a sunset, for example, under black light is like witnessing a real sunset," said Poppleton.

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You’re literally painting with light, and when that painting is on a person, it’s as if the light is inside of them shining out.”

"You’re literally painting with light, and when that painting is on a person, it’s as if the light is inside of them shining out."

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While his work mostly features nature and the cosmos, he’s also explored other themes.

While his work mostly features nature and the cosmos, he's also explored other themes.

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Here’s a glimpse into his technique:

This Artist Uses The Human Body As A Canvas For His Black Light Art

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And the finished product!

And the finished product!

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Via: BuzzFeed