Refractographs are the result of shining a small beam of light through prismatic materials, and directing the refracted light into a lens-less camera body. The process, while simple over all, is a bit difficult to fully understand without visual aids, but in watching the tutorial below the gallery (courtesy of Rob Turney) you’ll be well on your way to making your own refractographs. The fleeting vaporous forms of the refractions captured by the camera’s sensor or film become one-of-a-kind abstract pieces of organic beauty. A tip of the hat to Alan Jaras for being at the forefront of this relatively new medium.
WAYWARD LIGHT WAVES