Gorgeous UV Images of a Neon Wonderland (In a Bathtub) [NSFW]

In "Blü," photographer Adriano Rodrigues turns his PTSD and pain into beauty.

Adriano Rodrigues’s life could have ended on March 14, 2014. “I was hit by a drunk driver going over 100 mph in 40 mph residential zone,” the artist and photographer writes on Bored Panda. “I was diagnosed with TBI and PTSD… It’s been almost five years since the accident and I still have issues trying to articulate myself. I discovered neon UV photography in my last semester in college and I developed a unique way to express myself.” In other words, that near-death experience was a birth for his art, which is showcased in his remarkable new photo series “Blü.” Its creation was simple: Rodrigues filled his bathtub, and used his neon UV lights to create startling images using simply the water, his model, and her make-up.

Here are a few of our favorite shots; you can see the entire series on Adriano’s website, and follow him on Instagram.

(Image courtesy of Adriano Rodrigues)