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Practical Holography, 4th Edition by Stanislovas Zacharovas, Graham Saxby

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Chapter 15

Portraiture and Pulse Laser Holography

He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace

The least likeness to what he had been:

While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white –

A wonderful thing to be seen!

Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark

The human face and body has always had a fascination for artists: some, like Gainsborough and Reynolds, painted little else but portraits. Rembrandt and Van Gogh painted self-portraits obsessively. Sitters were expected to be able to hold a pose, often for hours at a time. With the advent of photographic portraiture, such times were reduced first to minutes, then to seconds, and eventually to fractions of a second. The proliferation of compact cameras and mobile phones ...

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