Growing in photography can’t happen without experimentation, and not all experiments end with the results you hope for. Such was the case of the UV Paint shoots I tried several years ago. I think it was a combination of things that made it not resonate well: The splatter droplets made the whole thing too busy; the black backdrop made an already dark scene almost impossible to decipher; using only one blacklight (and a relatively small one) didn’t allow the subject’s outline to be more defined, making the fill-the-frame shots even more confusing.
And the truth is, even going through the RAW files again tonight gave me a headache – all the pics begin to look the same all the while messing with my head on what I’m supposed to be seeing (and I was the damned photog to begin with)! The final shot is the UV paint mess in the light of the common day.
A few new edits and attempts at making the scenes a bit lighter… but it’s okay if you don’t care for these pics. Experimentation is the name of the game sometimes, and failure does happen (and leads to growth).
Enjoy! Or don’t!