A Refractograph is a photograph of the caustic patterns produced by light as it passes through an object. The refraction and diffraction produces beautifully complex patterns which can be seen all around us in everyday life if you closely enough. The patterns are made up of only 7 possible basic forms which are described by some pretty heavy mathematics in catastrophe theory. The Process - The process used to create refractographs involves removing the lens of the camera and shining a light through a glass object - I love to use beer bottles or wine glasses (after consuming the contents). The object becomes the lens and projects the patterns straight onto the cameras sensor or film. These patterns are manually colored during exposure and there is very little to no post processing on a computer.
Landscapes and nature photos from around the world, including Japan, Tasmania and the Sierra Nevada.