Dan Kainen is a New York-based artist, designer, and inventor. Safari, Ocean, Arctic, Jungle, and Wild are some of his best-selling Photicular novels. Dan built a customized spotlight that was used by Soho's Museum of Holography to light holograms while working with some of the pioneers of holography. His website is DanKainen.com. Dan's interest in lenticular art was sparked by the related area of holography, which led to the construction of his Motion Viewer, his third patent in that field and the idea for Safari and the other Photicular volumes, after over a decade of research and experimenting.