The New Millennium Tarot is conceived as a bridge between the esoteric knowledge of past ages, and the new Aquarian age of enlightenment we are now entering. The advent of the computer has provided new tools for the expansion of human awareness. These tools provide a way to re-imagine the Tarot for the modern, quantum conscious, multimedia inspired cyberculture. This New Millennium Tarot uses the latest computer imaging techniques – combining digital photography, illustration and 3D rendering, to create a repository of knowledge about the human condition that is encoded in multilevel symbolic imagery.
Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood. He has been involved in commercial photography for the last 30 years. He started working with computer imaging about 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising. Lee’s work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. His creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune magazines as well as trade journals like PDN, New Media, Micro Publishing News, Rangefinder and Photo Electronic Imaging. Most of Lee’s work starts off as photography that is manipulated in the computer using a wide variety of imaging software. Images are often re-combined with digital painting and effects or with additional photo elements to create digital images that transcend the original source materials.