Single use plastic will be banned in the Netherlands by July 2021. Luckily these UV reactive straws are very sustainable as they've had multiple uses as a light painting tool over the years.
Last night I made these by panning the camera while I shine on them locally with a UV light.
To get the different colors properly mixed I put the bundle of straws on a turntable to make the different colors appear at different times during the pan.
They merge to form ethereal opalescent curtains.
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