Cody Cobb (previously) is an American photographer based in Seattle, Washington. In his landscape photography series titled Spectral, Cobb beautifully explores the hidden natural luminescence in inhospitable scenarios of the American West, revealed using ultraviolet light.
These photographs reveal a hidden luminescence in the wilderness of the American West. From collapsed lava tubes lined with microbial mats to high elevations where lichens thrive, a strange fluorescence occurs when certain minerals and organic materials are subjected to ultraviolet radiation. This spectrum of light is invisible to humans. A parallel world is unveiled in the night with long exposures using an ultraviolet light source. The eerie light emitted from within these once familiar surfaces transmutes the mundane into something extraterrestrial.Cody Cobb