specular holography by Matt Brand
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Specular holography is a visual medium that I've been developing as a technology and as an art form over the last few decades. It is a way of drawing three-dimensional scenes by manipulating the way light scintillates off a two-dimensional surface.

This website shows some of my favorite pieces from recent years, rendered onto metal plate and transparent plastic. The links at the bottom of each page will take you to thematically related optics; the links at the top of each page will take you to explanations, a FAQ, contact info, etc. Enjoy!

Each hologram is a 2D arrangement of fine optical surfaces (reflectors or refractors) that direct a unique bundle of light rays to each viewpoint. The field of rays is structured so that you perceive a scene that is three-dimensional, or animated, or both. Read on to find out  how .

See:  lenses  knots  nature  humans  surfaces  motion  720  etc .

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