Pierre Louis Ferrer started learning about photography in 2006 while he was still continuing his course of electronic engineering and optical sensors. The artist, however, thinks that is main journey started in 2012 when he began to study about infrared photography. Basically, using UV photography can actually portray a lot of things that are invisible to the naked human eyes.
Pierre had said that the only problem UV photography had, was the fact that it was poorly documented. Apart from that, it is a very good technique, which gives us an alternate vision of the environment. This helps for the revelation of the impact which the environment has on our skins (the ones which are not visible to the naked eye). After he realized that UV photography is something that he is really interested in, he quit has job as an engineer and dedicated all of his time into his photography projects.
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Here are some of the photos from his most famous project:
Using the UV photography, the author clicked various pictures with only one goal in mind. He just wants to illustrate the raw character of these human beings. He calls this project BRUT (RAW) which has a total of 20 photographs in the form of 10 diptychs.
What the UV photography does, is that it demonstrates the deterioration of any artwork or structure, which cannot be seen under visible light with the naked eyes.
All of these models have been clicked twice. The first one is a portrait of the model without any ornaments on, for a better demonstration. The second one however, gives a closer look at the details for you to understand the deterioration.
You can clearly look at the harmful effects the environment has on our skins, if you look at these pictures clicked using the UV photography technique. This whole project is definitely an eye opener for the whole world.
This technique is actually used for various different purposes such as detecting skin disorders or even as a strong evidence of an injury. The artist describe it as an alteration of reality. UV photography can break through the barriers of the skin, thus revealing the true appearance.
These models, including Amira, could see themselves in whole new different versions, all thanks to the UV photography technique. This intimate view that the artist delivered has shocked many people and made them more conscious about the deterioration, the environment causes.