Lenticular (len-tik-ular): A lenticular print is made by placing an “interlaced” image, (digitally cut and reassembled in vertical strips), behind a sheet of plastic with a series of parallel lenses or lenticules embossed into one surface. When the lens is aligned with the image, the viewer sees only one frame at a time. As the viewing angle changes, each of the images are seen in the planned sequence, creating the illusion of movement, depth or animation.
Gered explains: “I have always been intrigued by Lenticular printing and saw my first example in New Yorks Times Square in 1965 when I was touring with the Stones it was a saucy postcard of a women revealing her breast as you tilted the card and changed the viewing angle. The Stones went on to use the technique as the cover to their Satanic Majesties album and after that I didn’t think much more of it.”
“Then a few years ago a terrific printer I worked with asked me if I realised that you could now make huge 6ft x 4ft Lenticular prints and I was hooked. They are terribly difficult to produce and take several days to design but the results are incredibly rewarding and it is always a thrill to see people moving from side to side enthralled by the effects the Lenticular Dance! I have produced a completely new lenticular edition for this exhibition based on a series of portraits of Jimi wearing a hat that I took during the second session in March 1967.”
This lenticular is made up of the three images shown alongside, with blue Jimi as the image view from head on.