Bodyscapes: Enchanting Body Paintings With The Magic Of Black Light

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Be enthralled with this photographer's detailed body paintings for a canvas brought to life under the glow of black light.

John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art

Believe it or not, these aren't the product of some sensual double exposure techniques. It's all the doing of a photographer and painter from who happens to know his way around black light and UV paint.

John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art

If you're sick of stiff, bland-looking, professionally taken portraits and you're in the mood for something new, then you better start lining up for Utah-based photographer, John Poppleton. This guy is a real triple threat. Not only is he handy with the camera but he's also pretty fantastic with paint and light works.

“I’ve always been fascinated by black lights, the beauty of the human body, the world around me and the ability to create and express myself through art,” Poppleton writes on Bored Panda.

John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art

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Poppleton works in a considerably darkened studio,while the UV body paintings are done under the illumination of black light. “I’m literally painting with light,” he says. “From the artist’s perspective it becomes a very surreal even spiritual experience.”

John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art

It's amazing how his works, particulary this Aurora Borealis piece on mother and daughter.

John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art

Literally electrifying.

John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art
John Poppleton UV Art

Watch him in action in his YouTube channel.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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