Tristan Duke Los Angeles, California
I have a background in photography and have always had an interest in optics, visual perception, and optical illusions. Through my work with the Museum of Jurassic Technology, in Los Angeles I first became involved in stereoscopic (3D) photography. At the same time I was producing dioramas and small models that could be viewed through a lens, and also microscopic art. I continue to be fascinated by lenses, and the limits of visual perception. A few years ago I began exploring the technique of laser holography. Holography, it seemed, was a natural next step for my work, not only in that it was another 3D imaging technique, but more broadly, holography provided a vehicle for my understanding of light and visual perception on a deeper level.