Blimey, how striking are those images? A few years ago, Cara Phillips went to the streets of New York with a sign that said 'free portraits' and willing participants could have their photo taken under a UV light. This is exactly how she archives those un-portraits or as she calls them ultraviolet beauties. They are all about showing the raw side of people's faces, as opposed to the totally flawless two-dimensional version that we are so used to seeing everywhere around us. The UV light exposes all the sun damage, all the stress or laughter lines and all the ‘living’ we have done so far. I love this so much because I adore imperfections and these little flaws truly are a part of who we are.
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(via Faith Is Torment via My Modern Met)