Slippery Nights Translated into Vibrant Photography: 'Wet Neon'
You know that giddy feeling you get when you're wearing a full ensemble of light, colorful clothing and you walk into somewhere (a bowling alley, mini golf location, laser tag, or perhaps a halloween party) that's swarming with blacklight? It's like you're a glowing light beam and nothing stands in your way. Now imagine that sentiment translated into photographic form. That's the kind of magic Slava Semeniuta (also known as Local Preacher) creates. In his recent photo series dubbed Wet Neon, the talented image-taker captivates the reflective allure of the slippery streets of Sochi, Russia.
Who knew reflections in water could be so magnificent? Dipped in acid-like hues, Wet Neon captures pockets of neon light bouncing off the puddles blanketing the ground in a manner that's both majestic and mysterious. Each image's moody feel is further enhanced by the approach that the shooter takes: angled, focused-in on the reflective surface, and crafted with intimacy (as if to have an up-close-and-personal moment with the water). Scroll through and take in each highly saturated shot below and head here to view more work from the photo artist.
Words: Vanessa Feder
Photography: Local Preacher