Dr Jouhar began his work with polarised light in the late 1950's (once colour enlarging was available to him), commencing with photomicrographs of crystals deposited on glass plates - which showed brilliant yellow, blue and brown hues in spiky, swirling patterns.
He then experimented with other materials which would create colour on polarisation and, using a set-up which involved several glass levels and a downward pointing camera, he had an ideal system for 'playing with light'.
He found that pieces of colourless or sometimes coloured cellophane provided a versatile medium for the creation of a wide range of interesting and often beautiful images.
For example, 'Seraph' was created from cellophane, mechanical bits, and pieces of nylon thread;
'Whiskerando' forms a bold mosaic of red, green and blue on a dark background; and 'Phoenix' involved cellophane, bits of plastic, glass beads, buttons and a design on a large glass plate. He created many images in this way - some based on identifiable forms, others increasingly abstract.
The Photographic Society of America Journal of April 1963 featured his article titled 'Creating with Polarized Light' (29, 21-24)
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