Martin Richardson

1958: Born, London, UK

Educated: Kingsdale Comprehensive, Dulwich, London

1977 – 81:
Studies Bachelors Degree Fine Art at Middlesex University tutored by Dante Leonelli, makes first holograms at Goldsmiths University tutored by Michael Wenyon
1984 – 86:
Studies Masters Degree in photography and holography at The Royal College of Art tutored by Graham Saxby, Michael Langford and John Hedgecoe
Awarded worlds first PhD in Holographic Imaging at The Royal College of Art tutored by Sir Christopher Frayling. Exhibits his first series of Pulsed holograms
1988 – 92:
Creative Development Manager at Third Dimension Limited. Develops mass replication techniques for film holography
1992 – 94:
Creative Development Manager at Light Impressions Europe PLC. Trained in embossing techniques for security holography
1994 – 2005:
Opens own company The Holographic Image Studio Ltd. Records large format display holograms, exhibits globally and develops micro-lens lenticular technology for the advertising industry
2005 – 07:
Senior Research Fellow, Imaging Communication Design, DeMontfort University, Leicester. Successful completion of two industrial Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Publishes first book ‘Spacebomb: Holograms & Lenticulars 1980-2000’
2007 – Current:
Professor of Modern Holography, peer review. Awarded Saxby Medal by The Royal Photographic Society. Awarded major Technology Strategy Board (TSB) research funding to develop holographic light guides. Publication of second book ‘The Prime Illusion: Modern Holography In The New Age Of Digital Media’

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