Lithophanes

A new type of imagery

 

A lithophane is a technology to turn a photographic image into a waterproof “carving” that when backlit reveals a near perfect  reproduction of the original image. There are a number of styles of Lithophanes from simple flat panels that stand or hang in a window to round lamp shades, to shells that work with night lights to cubes that have 5 panels and a light on the inside.

The Original

The Print

Backlit