These images came out of a curiosity about repeating forms. In each of them, you can change the apparent depth by choosing which images on the rows you choose to pair. The first image is inspired by an Andy Warhol photograph that apperars as a matrix. I had spent so long looking at sterographs that I couldn’t get my eyes to choose which single or pair of images to look at, but sadly Mr Warhol had not seen fit to shoot in stereo. Incidentally, the first two images also illustrate the point that we only see in 2.5D, since if we had another eye above our current pair, we would see that the effect works on the vertical plane too (if we look at the images with our heads on one side we can see this… but then we lose the horizontal pairing).
Incidentally in this first image, each row as you ascend was shot from a lower viewpoint than the one above, thus enhancing the perspective. If you “double-cross” your eyes, you see an enhanced stereo effect which mimics what you would have seen on the row above… except that it is an illusion since you are not seeing more of the foreground or the background as you would have from a lower viewpoint.
In this image I am exploring manufactured forms. Each twist of wire is identical enough to pair in stereo, and the fence was shot by sliding a camera along a rail. Therefore what you see is an accurate representation of the fence, but for the fact that each segment appears in front of the same bit of background, since the background is much further away and with the camera is facing straight ahead in each shot, the background does not move due to parallax. Except in the bottom row where there are grasses flirting with the fence.
Sussex wire. Girder number 6.
Here my obsession with time crops up again. The woman with the dog walked through the second to last shot. When resolving the pairs in stereo she appears ephemeral. Sometimes she’s there… sometimes she isn’t, and where she appears depends on which pairs you are resolving. Incidentally, this was shot with 8 Boots disposable film cameras gaffertaped to a plank of wood.