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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Ocean’s wonders surface through photographer’s lens
An Oklahoma photographer is bringing the fluorescent wonders of the underwater world from the ocean floor to the Oklahoma Aquarium.
Brandi E. Irwin, a native of Shawnee, and Liquid Film Photography opened an exhibition entitled “Something Special Underwater” at a reception Nov. 8.
The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 28 and is included with general admission tickets, has turned the aquarium into a gallery featuring 55 photos of fluorescent sea creatures such as anemones, corals, fish and more.
Oklahoma photographer brings underwater exhibit to aquarium
A photographer who captures rare photos of underwater glow-in-the-dark creatures has brought her collection to her home state.
Oklahoma native Brandi Irwin’s photo collection of florescent marine creatures will be on display at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks, through December.
Irwin heard about fluorescing creatures while studying with a photography instructor in the Dutch Caribbean.
Irwin, who lives in New York and had been working in underwater fashion photography, became intrigued by the prospect of photographing fluorescent creatures because of the challenge it posed.
Exhibit at the Oklahoma Aquarium getting glowing reviews
She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma but her travels have taken her around the world. Brandi Irwin began her career as a model and it’s easy to see why. She is a beautiful blonde young lady over six feet tall. Her easy smile tells you she is not taken with herself but she is serious about her current career. That work is on display for several weeks this month at the Oklahoma Aquarium. It’s called “Something Special Underwater” and it is a work that has been years in the making. Irwin takes underwater photographs but not just any kid, these are of fluorescent animals at night.
Underwater photography on display in Jenks
Brandi Irwin was born and raised in Shawnee and lives in New York City. She spends most of her time diving underwater to capture stunning and bright photographs and document the regions of the deep that aren’t illuminated by many.
Irwin is one of a handful of people in the country who practice fluorescent photography, meaning they use a blue or green light to help capture images, and Irwin does all of her shooting underwater at night.
Irwin had her artwork on display at an exhibit in Jenks called “Something Special Underwater.” It was last night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Oklahoma Aquarium.
She said her style of photographing underwater using no lights or natural lighting is a unique enterprise.
“It’s done at night with special lighting and special filters and it’s the things that glow in the dark,” Irwin said. “I’m the only person in the country bringing it to the surface and having it exhibited in places like aquariums.”
She said this type of photography is very difficult to do and there are a lot of hobbyists trying to do it on their own, however, Irwin said that doing it in the dark makes it much more difficult to accomplish.