Back when I was a kid, I was attracted to everything creative & colorful. My neighbor, who wrote books about experiments for kids, showed me a lot of colorful playings. My favorite experiment was closing my eyes and pressing my fingers against them. Most of the times you see a firework of colors in space depending on the light around you, and the amount of pressure you press against the eyes. Alan Jaras Photographs look exactly like those images I use to see on my head.

The interplay and the interaction of light on materials and surfaces has long been a fascination for me. As a research scientist and microscopist I used many optical and lighting techniques to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of materials. I am now exploring the world of caustics - those magical patterns that are formed when a beam of light travels through transparent textured materials. 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. I have always sought to find a bridge between art and science; with these "Refractographs" I now feel I have achieved my goal.

Where to find him on the web

Flickr.com/photos/alajaras/ - Flickr Account Gallery2c.com/ - Buy Prints

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Awesome Photography by Alan Jaras

Where to find him on the web

Flickr.com/photos/alajaras/ - Flickr Account Gallery2c.com/ - Buy Prints

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