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After Four Decades 'Overlooked History' Revealed
Photographer Carl 'Djinn' Lewis Brings to Light 'Captured' Laser Images
During 1979 Mr. Lewis 'captured' 20 x 40 foot, live, in concert laser illusions with an analog Canon F1 on slow, still film. Controlled by a laserist slices of light would dance around the space, the overlapping primary hues producing secondary ones, http://www.imajinnation.net. The dynamic colored light patterns existed only in two places, the back of the viewers' retinas and on his film.
Images from this facet of Carl's oeuvre reside in the permanent collection of the Amon Carter Museum as part of the behest of photographer Carlotta Corpron. Other photographic works are represented in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Fine Art Houston, and referenced in Deborah Willis' Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present.
"The last twenty years of my 'Average Life' has been a 'walkabout'."
Of late the vintage laser laser imagery have been being digitally manipulated and incorporate realtime, 'fly on the wall' musician shots, or extrapolated and extracted anthropomorphic characters creating 'tumbler'-like narrative tableaus from the visual assets. These new images combine Carl's love of cartoons with esoteric icons, cultural sigils and glyphs.
New media company, Lenape Creative Group, brings marketing and public relations resources to assist the imagery coming back into the real world. Spearheaded by actor/producer Sebastian Galasso Lenape Creative adds its energy and opportunities in virtual and augmented reality.
Lenape Creative Group