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A Garland of Light

Taming Light #8


I'm trying experiments now to 'isolate' particular refraction patterns against a dark background.


For new viewers: These are light refraction patterns or 'caustics' formed by a beam of light passing through a shaped and textured plastic form. Various coloured dyes were added to the clear plastic as it hardened adding further distortions to the shapes. The light pattern is captured directly on to 35mm film by removing the camera lens and putting the transparent object in its place. Please note these are not computer generated images but a true analogue of the way light is refracted by the objects I create.

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Uploaded on April 12, 2007