Book of the Week: Stereo Portrait Project

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Not to worry, Blurbarians. Your eyes are not going bad. This, friends, is a 3D book. Don your red/cyan (aka 3D) glasses and enjoy Stereo Portrait Project.

The book was created by two Aussie visual artists, Jamie Nimmo and Alex Fry. Both work at the legendary production studio Animal Logic (the people behind the magic in the Lord of the Rings film series among others), and both have long harbored a love for all things stereo.

Jamie and Alex turned their talents to portraiture and captured 3D shots of local creatives including children’s author Morris Gleitzman, Archibald prize winner Craig Ruddy, musician Raj Thistlewayte, director Michael Gracey, and more. The rig they used to capture the shots is pictured below. Pretty cool.

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For those of you in Sydney, be sure to stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) where Stereo Portrait Project will participate at the launch of Creative Sydney on Friday, June 4. Get your own 3D fix in the Stereo Project 3D photo booth. Photos will be streamed to Twitter.

If you can’t make it on June 4, you can still catch Stereo Portrait Project at the Oh Really Gallery till June 8. And if you don’t happen to be in Australia, you can still take your own virtual journey through the portraits in the book. Nice book, guys. Fun to see people stretch the medium.

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