Holography was my first endeavor in the Spatial Studies series. Many things are mistakenly referred to as holograms. Holograms are actually quite difficult to make. Their creation requires lasers, special optics, and a very stable environment. They are recorded on film, but that is where the similarities between photography and holography end.
I saw my first hologram in 1967 at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. It was a large hologram of a space ship. I was fascinated and hooked. In 1984, National Geographic published the first hologram on the cover of a major publication. I knew at that point that I needed to learn how to create such incredible images. A confluence of fortunate events led me to be at the right place and time for that actual opportunity to occur and my Spatial Studies began. I signed up for a one hour credit at UMKC so I could use their holographic camera that had been built but never used. It took weeks to get the camera tweeked and a few more weeks to make a hologram. The equipment, the materials, the environment are all very challenging propositions. I couldn't be in same room as the camera because my heartbeats would cause catastrophic interference. Not a hands on proposition. This is the primary reason why I moved to other more accessible medium.
The images on this page were from work between 1988 to 1995.