I first found out about this effect done in Photoshop when a friend of mine suggested I do the same for my son as he grows up.
A Dutch cocoa company ‘accidentally’ turned this into an popular art form on their packaging in the early 1900s (wiki link). The same effect when you place two mirrors facing each other and see an endless repeated image with diminishing scale as you go ‘deeper’ into the frame.
In the 50s, artist Maurits Cornelis Escher.C. Escher made it popular to the masses with his illustrations like the one you see below.
A few months ago, a friend of mine showed me this photo from photographer Stephanie Vacher on Flickr and suggested I create a baby-to-adult project for my son. Which I think is a great idea.
How to Create the Frame-in-Frame Droste Effect in Photoshop
So here’s the tutorial by Helen Bradley that I found that does a good job replicating the effect, enjoy and share it with your photograher friends.
Note that it requires Adobe’s Pixel Bender script to work, you can download this filter here.