thomas leveritt highlights sunscreen's protective power with UV footage
thomas leveritt highlights sunscreen's protective power with UV footage thomas leveritt highlights sunscreen's protective power with UV footage
aug 15, 2014

thomas leveritt highlights sunscreen's protective power with UV footage

thomas leveritt highlights sunscreen’s protective power with UV footage
all images courtesy of thomas leveritt




you’ve heard it before: wear sunscreen! photographer thomas leveritt’s ‘how the sun sees you’ makes a strong case for it. he took to the streets of brooklyn, new york with a special camera and monitor setup, able capture an image in ultraviolet and relay it back to a viewer in real-time. UV lighting allows those within in its scope to perceive, beyond the range of the human eye, not-yet-visible changes, and otherwise unseen parts of the skin. leveritt asked passers-by to set themselves up in front of the screen and check out the changes in their faces — wary participants were noticeably shocked to find cheeks full of freckles, scars from the past and large patches of sun spots and damage where they might not typically apply sunscreen.



how the sun sees you
video courtesy of thomas leveritt




after observing their skin — and staring somewhat alarmingly at their appearance — leveritt gave the participants sunscreen, asking them to apply it to their faces. the lotion showed up black on screen, highlighting its protective properties against harmful UV rays. although these creams are transparent when used on the skin, the footage proves how opaque is it in response to the sun. watch the video below to see the experiment, and how effective it is in promoting healthy habits during the summer.

thomas leveritt how the sun sees you
‘I kind of think the different-species look is awesome’, leveritt says.

thomas leveritt how the sun sees you
the UV camera captured otherwise unseen sun damage

thomas leveritt how the sun sees you
when sunscreen is applied to the face, full coverage is achieved

thomas leveritt how the sun sees you
sunscreen may be transparent when applied, but the footage (right) proves how opaque is it in response to the sun

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