‘Lensless’ Photography – 30 Amazing Refractographs by Alan Jaras
- By: Nate Kay
Alan Jaras has mastered the art of creating some amazing images called refractographs.
Using traditional photographic techniques and pieces of complex shaped glass and plastics I project these patterns directly on to colour film. The resulting images and photographs that you see are purely analogue and are not computer generated, but a true representation of the patterns formed by the light beam after its complex journey through the refractive objects I create. This is ‘lensless’ photography – here the object itself becomes the lens.
Want to learn how to do this? Check out Photojojo’s tutorial on how to make refractographs.