Alex Trochut’s unique binary prints reveal different photos in light and darkness


posted Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:44 PM EDT


The difference between designer Alex Trochut's photo prints when viewed in light or darkness is like night and day. Called binary prints, two separate images are shown on the surface depending on whether the lights are on or off.

Trochut, who splits his time between Brooklyn and Barcelona, invented and patented the binary print process and the results are some of the most unique photo prints we've seen.

"I like discovery and surprise in each piece I create, something to reward the viewer after capturing their attention for awhile," Trochut says.

He refers to his invention as "nocturnal prints" that "wake up" in the dark. A recent series of binary prints features images of famous electronic artists and club DJs, who, typically, sleep during the day and rave at night.

"Anyone who has been present at those transcendental moments of communion at a show can attest to the experience as an awakening -- a nighttime rebirth of mind and body," Trochut explains.

Check out gifs below showing his binary prints in action. Learn more about the process on his website.

(Via Cool Hunting and My Modern Met)

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