Bethany de Forest


Bethany de Forest (1966)

Bethany de Forest focuses with this works on her experiments with stereophotography and optical illusion techniques such as lenticular and Pepper’s Ghost. She has definitely sought the limits of these techniques to give her work a visual and virtual boost, the art is literally moving.

With this, Forest is taking a new route to portray its detailed scale models. Art and science touch each other in her new lenticular diorama photographs with a magical result.

During art school one of Bethany’s main activities was creating settings, which she then photographed. Her objective was to create a “realistic” imaginary world, in which one can supposedly wander around. With an ordinary camera the images remained too distant... But with the pinhole camera she was able to capture this feeling.

Her inspiration stems from objects she may find or materials that appeal to her. Often her ideas contain elements from fairy-tales. The story is neither conventional nor predictable though, the images can be interpreted in many ways.

Being a pinhole photographer Bethany’s view of the world is quite deformed. Her everyday surroundings are looked at with a pinhole eye. Sugar cubes are like bricks and chicken-feet are tree-trunks.

2019 Jan 26 - 2019 Mar 2

2019,,,,IN ANTARCTICA,,,,JELLYFISH,,,,JUNGLE FLOWERS / Lenticular photograph<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=1185>for sale</a>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
2016 Jun 4 - 2016 Jul 1
Funky Landscapes

2016,,,,Water Jungle<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=882>for sale</a>,,,,Lotus Lakes<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=881>for sale</a>,,,,Melon Bugs,,,,Jiuzhaigou 25,,,,Dragonfly Flight,,,,Huanglong Waterfalls II<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=876>for sale</a>,,,,"Butterflies, butterflies, butterflies...",,,,Poppy Mist,,,,Butterfly Lakes II<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=870>for sale</a>,,,,City Lights 06,,,,Raspberry Fields,,,,Tulip Butterfly Idea,,,,Beetle Parking,,,,Jiuzhaigou 27,,,,Rasp Butterfly,,,,Pink Sprink,,,,Citylights II,,,,Rhubarb Wood<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=867>for sale</a>,,,,Tulip Fly,,,,Violet Butterfly<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=864>for sale</a>,,,,Funky Landscapes<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=862>for sale</a>
2012 Jun 23 - 2012 Jul 19
Bethany de Forest 2012

2012,,,,Ardennerkathedraal,,,,Ardennerkathedraal II,,,,Vlinderveld 2,,,,Veldje,,,,Close Encounters,,,,Meloen grunge,,,,Slingerplant,,,,Zwempaleis,,,,Eiffel weg<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=10>for sale</a>,,,,Zeepegels,,,,Koepelvlinders,,,,Rosetvlinders<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=35>for sale</a>
2012 Jun 23 - 2012 Jul 19
Small works

2012,,,,Zeepaardjes<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=1>for sale</a>,,,,Druppel,,,,Canyon,,,,Vlinderdome,,,,Paksoy bos<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=7>for sale</a>,,,,Kever,,,,Roze sprink,,,,Vlucht,,,,Groene vlinder,,,,Autoberg,,,,Blaasbloemen<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=16>for sale</a>,,,,Canyoncar,,,,Caravaning,,,,Speldveld,,,,Waterkik<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=20>for sale</a>,,,,Watervlinder,,,,Zeepaardpegels,,,,Frambozenveld,,,,Vlinderfram,,,,Vlindertrek II,,,,Bessenveldje,,,,De gewone bruine bessen haas<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=31>for sale</a>,,,,Rodekool vlieg<a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=32>for sale</a>,,,,Stonehengehaas,,,,Vioolvlieg