Lyra Aoko Photography – Glow

Hey hey beautiful people… We are back with yet another editorial!

This time round, I teamed up with amazing makeup artist Valary Mdeizi and gorgeous model Anjili Laura to create a glow in the dark editorial!

The concept was Mdeizi’s idea and she executed the glow in the dark body art so well! The shoot was simple enough but the artistry behind the glow in the dark paint application was key. Luckily I was working with a skilled professional and Mdeizi drew and created the body art for this project so effortlessly. It was pretty cool how the paint completely disappears in natural light and lit up like a Beyonce concert stage when the black light fell on Anjili’s body. I felt like a child watching a magic show for real.

Another cool thing was the fact that we only used the black UV light and no additional strobes to achieve the glow in the dark look. Magic I tell you!

The only addition to the shoot was a black backdrop which was necessary to create the contrast you see in the images below.

Behold I give you…


Images by Lyra Aoko Media –

Thank you so much for reading!

Love and Love.

Lyra Aoko

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  • Reply NAMNYAK May 23, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    THIS IS DOPE!!!!

    • Reply George Osano May 23, 2017 at 9:07 pm


      • Reply Lyra Aoko May 25, 2017 at 10:34 am

        Thank you so much! The team did an amazing job!

    • Reply Lyra Aoko May 25, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Reply Mugabi P May 24, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Magic lives right here!

    • Reply Lyra Aoko May 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

      We had so much fun! It really felt magical. Thanks Patsy!

  • Reply Wendy June 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    This is so amazing.
    If you don’t mind me asking, where did you buy your black uv light bulb?

    • Reply Lyra Aoko June 12, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks a lot Wendy. Mdeizi the makeup artist came through with them. You can get in touch with her on @mdeizimakeup on IG.

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