‘The Microscope’ by DUTCH HOLOGRAPHIC LAB (NL-1984)

Projecting almost one foot out of the picture frame, this hologram of a microscope really works ! The viewer looks into the holographically projected image of the illusory eyepiece lens and sees a computer chip which has actually been magnified 100x by the holographic microscope lens. A very popular hologram often replicated but this remains the original and best version of this excellent ‘special effect’ image by Walter Spierings, an image which opened viewers’ eyes to a new perception of holographic imaging and spawned a number of offshoots. Monochrome reflection hologram on glass plate, size 20×25 cm portrait.