|About the Artist:
As a research scientist I have always been fascinated in making visible the invisible. During my career in optical and electron microscopy I studied the world of the very small. Now, as a light artist, I explore the strange and wonderful world of refraction patterns. Working with transparent glass, plastics and resins I create small refractive objects which replace the camera lens of a 35mm SLR film camera. Using a single static beam of light and the camera body, the complex patterns that these objects form are projected directly on to film in a system where the refractive object becomes the 'camera lens' and the light source is the photographic subject. I call these images "Refractographs".