David Bowie (Experimental Portrait) is a signed limited edition lenticular on acrylic by British contemporary artist Martin Richardson.
Martin Richardson uses the lenticular and other holographic techniques to create amazing works of art. In David Bowie (Experimental Portrait) the famous singer turns round to face the viewer holding out his hand. The image came about when Richardson attended a photo shoot with Tim Bret Day and Bowie asked whether he could see some 3D potential. After the shoot, he recorded 15 minutes of Bowie with an adapted 35mm Mitchel movie camera to use in the creation of a hologram and lenticular. The initial release of the album included 500,000 lenticular covers developed by Richardson from Rex Ray’s album artwork. Since Bowie, Richardson has gone on to work with Martin Scorsese, Sir Peter Blake and Will Self, amongst others.
Lenticular printing is a technique which uses several images which are sliced into strips and interlaced together. A plastic sheet containing a set amount of linear prism-like lenses is then placed on top, perfectly aligned with the images for the 3-dimensional effect to work.