Some more stereo views of the interior of the Nautilus in Paris. The difference between seeing the two dimensional image and the stereoscopic three dimensions is pronounced (view in the normal way – or check back a couple of posts for the most recent suggestion of how to view stereo pairs). I have been in a few submarines and am intrigued by the nature of space made almost entirely by programme – the equipment that lines the habitable volume. I took these a few years ago and it was when I sent another pair from this series in an E-mail discussion with Perry Kulper that I discovered the possibility of how to float shadows in space (posted in the earliest post on Instrument Six).
A few more views of Instrument Six, which is capable of floating a shadow in mid air. I would like to get back to this at some stage to tickle out its potential a little further.
I had an e-mail the other day from Tom Rivard, one of the organisers of the excellent Urban Islands Workshops that I participated in a couple of years ago, telling me about the most recent edition. They are held on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, a stunning location, that used to house a shipyard and other institutions. Now the island is a recreational destination and provides camping facilities, shown here. So as not to wear out the grass they rotate the tents and so establish a biophotographic plate where the variation in photosynthetic exposure imprints ever decaying impressions of different shades of green.
The models from the previous pos when in rude health…
The Institute for Paradoxical Shadows took a bit of a hit in our return across the Atlantic. The buckling of the frames is quite pleasing, though, a little like the photographs of twisted electricity pylons after ice storms.
The stereoscopic view of the submarine interior above is very similar to the one that revealed the possibility of making paradoxical shadows that float in mid air – the earlier version was a portrait frame but these are landscape and have a sharper floating shadow. Go cross-eyed so that similar elements int he photographs register with each other and then relax until the full three dimensional image resolves itself. Then look just below the periscope handle for the floating shadow.
The top image is of Instrument Six that makes such floating shadows, both photographically and in real time (as shown here, working with candles for a light source).
Some early shots of the Institute for Paradoxical Shadows, before the ground was given a variety of textures.