About Us

Just over twenty five years ago we decided it was time to quit working with lasers and start playing with them. While pausing to smell the roses, we became aware that limitations imposed by commercial lasers were stifling the progress of pictorial holography - relegating it to the status of classic underachiever.


We started Laser Reflections with the goal of raising the standard by which display holography is measured and to that purpose we designed a laser-imaging studio that would free us from the technology and allow us to concentrate on the more interesting elements of image composition and lighting. With our respective backgrounds in custom laser system design and electrical engineering we fashioned a handmade approach to creating holographic images that combines crowd-pleasing results with day-to-day reliability. In the last two decades we have produced more than 500 large format master images that comprise our (growing) stock image library.

Bernadette and Ron
Bernadette and Ron

When other holographers attempt to cubby-hole our work as "pulsed holography" we ask them (albeit rhetorically) if they also think in terms of "shuttered photography". It's difficult to imagine us being in holography were it not for pulsed lasers - having direct and intimate access to the real live world is what differentiates ours from every other studio. By creating images with real physical presence we offer a unique alternative within visual display and an easily recognizable upgrade to a technique long associated with gratuitous technology and gee-whizzery.

We are glad to share details of our technique with those who share our passion for holography - to include tricks we have learned along the way regarding its optimum display. There's no place we would rather be than in our studio making pictures and (now in our second decade) we consider ourselves extremely privileged to be doing what we are. Perhaps that is why we have assumed the role of display holography's most vocal advocates and no doubt that is why we spend so much time up to our elbows in developer and up to our eyebrows in safelight. We hope sincerely that a measure of our considerable pride is reflected in our work and we promise to continue making pictures that give people good cause to wonder and good reason to smile.

Ron and Bernadette Olson

Bernadette and Jerry Rice in the Gallery
Bernadette and Jerry Rice in the Gallery


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