Multiple Optics

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Geometric compositions with the help of multiple lenses, an optical unit consisting of a maximum of 57 side by side mounted lenses (Type “S”) of the Japanese Camera Kowa MPC 300 Multi-Pattern Camera. This allows the optical realization of geometric principals such as displacement or translation. For instance, a single subject is projected many times adjacently or partially projected superimposed onto the image plane. The composition is observed and designed on the screen of the camera.

The special optics camera (Kowasix) was replaced by a large format view camera. Nearly 60 serial works emerged under the program name “4…” between 1973-1980.

First publications: (1) Gottfried Jäger: Multiple Optics, in: Jäger, Holzhäuser: Generative Photography, Ravensburg 1975, p. 197-199; (2) Multipleoptik Gottfried Jäger, in: Camera. International, Luzern, No. 2, Feb. 1975; (3) The multiplied Photograph: Multiple cameras, Multiple lenses, Multiple Prisms, in: Fachkontakt, Düsseldorf, Vol. 5, 1975, p. 26-28 und Vol. 1, 1976, p. 30-33.





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