Martin Richardson is a practical craftsman whose work is an incredible marriage between art and technology, where both disciplines inform each other. Getting his big break working with David Bowie, he has gone on to become a major innovator in a state-of-the-art medium and the artist who brought Marilyn Monroe back to life in an unforgettable lenticular print. Martin Richardson began his career as a photography student at the Royal College of Art under the tutorship of Michael Langford and John Hedgecoe. He experimented deeply with his photography techniques and became the first ever student in the world to be awarded a Master of Arts in holographic art.
Lenticulars are made using proprietary print software and a special lens material, otherwise known as a micro-lens. This combined with other optical components create a 3-D moving image called a lenticular. In the 1850’s a marked step in solving the complicated problem of detailed representation of our three-dimensional world was made by photography, today in 2013 lenticular technology is advancing that science. Since Fox Talbot’s early experiments in eighteenth century photography has represented objects of the surrounding world in a far from perfect way. A vision we can take no further, a vision that, like language, has influenced society beyond all expectations. As we move into the digital epoch, Lenticular technology offers the artists the opportunity of construct mini three-dimensional representations of our physical world, albeit an illusion.