Using lasers and glass to make practical psychedelic scenes with Lewie Wilkinson
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Photography by Lewie Wilkinson
Every so often, I come across a striking design and cant immediately tell if its 3D or practical. Most recently, this was when I caught the work of Lewie Wilkinson, aka Laserlewdude, on Reddit. What I saw were images of bright neon lines, spheres refracting light, and color over a black background. Color and light spilled everywhere. I immediately thought of the words vapor wave disco in my head.
The images themselves are very similar to 3D-rendered art, including some of our own early wallpapers. But what makes these even more incredible is that they are all done practically, with real lasers and glass. I reached out to Wilkinson over email to learn more about his work and process.
This interview has been condensed and edited for…