In all the carefree glory of summer, it’s easy to forget just how powerful the sun is and just how vulnerable we are to it. Artist Thomas Leveritt used a special UV camera to capture our major sensitivity to the sun, with shocking results. The camera has the power to reveal what are essentially future changes in the skin—in other words how the sun sees you. The camera reveals a commonality among skin types: everyone, to some degree, has freckled skin in the sun’s eyes. The kicker comes when Leveritt supplies participants with sunscreen, which shows exactly why you should grab a tube of SPF 50.
You, Under the Sun