Liquid Film Photography members Brandi Irwin, Matthew Stahl and Venson Kuchipudi have been working closely with the staff at the Oklahoma Aquarium to try and reveal the mystery of fluorescence. We walked through the aquarium late at night and peered into each dark gloomy tank with our UV lights and made some astonishing discoveries! We discovered fish species and coral species that fluoresce that no one knows about!
We discussed our findings with Ann Money, the Aquariums Marine Biologist, and she helped us identify what we were looking at. After our night tour we were invited to the Aquariums Wet Lab, an offsite holding area for fish and corals, to take photographs and video of these incredible new fluorescent species.
Photographer Brandi Irwin jumped at the offer to submerge herself and her camera into these tanks to take the first ever fluorescent photographs of these species. As Brandi takes the photographs, Matthew Stahl assists her by holding the UV light on the subject for proper illumination and makes sure that her surroundings in the water are safe and clear from other potentially harmful fish. Videographer Venson Kuchipudi captures all of the excitement of the fluorescent photoshoot on video.
Together, Liquid Film Photography and the Oklahoma Aquarium, are excited to make many more new discoveries and make an impacting SPLASH in the unknown world of marine fluorescence!!!
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