Playing with bioluminescence and light-painting
By running around Kim, we activated the glowing plankton, creating that light-painting shape out of the living creatures.
“The otherworldly images were created along the beach of Isla Holbox — an island located several miles north of Cancun, Mexico — as part of the International Public Art Festival (IPAF) in April. Organizers for the festivals asked Paré to see what he could create by applying his light painting techniques to an environment filled with these fascinating glow-in-the-dark microorganisms.” - MNN
As seen on:
Mother Nature Network - Light painter channels the power of bioluminescence
PetaPixel - Long-Exposure Portraits Lit by Glowing Plankton (no, the subjects are not lit by the plankton!)
The Creators Project - Light Painting with Plankton Makes Ethereal Portraits
Dive Photo Guide - Bioluminescence Light Painting (our most complete post about the subject)
Team bioluminescence: Kim Henry, Millie Caron, James Trotta-Bono, Sophia Moelk, Cedric Taillon, Guillermo Castellanos and the IPAF Festival.