Refractionism is a photographic technique wherein the image is altered before hitting the lens. In some ways, it is a response to the world of ‘filters’ and digital art, serving as a reminder that optics can perform feats that software can still only dream of. It’s also a reaction to the world of mass media and the information wars; a reminder that everyone is presenting their own version of reality, and that truth depends on angles and lenses.
A classic version of refractionism is the water reflection technique wherein ripples and current at the surface of the water swirl around reality.
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