Anamorphic Art and Photography Deliberate Distortions That Can Be Easily Undone

David Stork

The distorted images you see on the cover and back page of this issue and throughout this article illustrate several fascinating phenomena in both art and geometrical optics. They are examples of anamorphic art and photography. Such artwork is distorted beyond recognition, but this distortion can be undone by simple means. Anamorphic art has a long history, many applications, and can form the basis of projects in courses in elementary optics, photography, art, psychology and computer science.

This article is only available as a PDF.

Download PDF

Publish Date:

Anamorphic Art and Photography Deliberate Distortions That Can Be Easily Undone

David Stork

The distorted images you see on the cover and back page of this issue and throughout this article illustrate several fascinating phenomena in both art and geometrical optics. They are examples of anamorphic art and photography. Such artwork is distorted beyond recognition, but this distortion can be undone by simple means. Anamorphic art has a long history, many applications, and can form the basis of projects in courses in elementary optics, photography, art, psychology and computer science.

Log in or Become a member to view the full text of this article.

This article may be available for purchase via the search at Optica Publishing Group.

Optica Members get the full text of Optics & Photonics News, plus a variety of other member benefits.

Publish Date: 01 November 1992


Add a Comment

Share this Article

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT