So, why do 3D?
Well, lets have a look at Charli…
Charli’s parents love this shot and it is one of my favourites.
The lighting, the composition and the expression all come together to make a remarkable piece of wall art.
The more you look at Charli, you are drawn into a conversation of ‘what is she thinking’.
In 50 years time, Charli will be 52.
She will be able to look back in time to when this shot was taken and reminisce how her life has unfolded.
In a further 50 years she will be 102 and she may not be with us, however, this image will survive her.
Her family and friends will be able to look back at this time when she was just 2 and remember her in a special way – it’s like she is there.
It is a much more compelling and memorable document that a simple 2D version.
How would you like to be photographed – how would you like to be remembered?
Now, this one is personal…
I took a memorable portrait of my father.
This image is special to me. You see, Dad was a farmer and we cleared a lot of land together and it tells that story.
It is not a flattering portrait, rather a compelling one.
When I showed Dad for the first time, he smiled and said, “Well, it’s like I am there!”.
This print received a SIlver at the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA), was displayed at the 3D Centre of Photography in the U.S.A. and was a finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Portrait Prize.
3D is rarely seen in black and white since there is no perceived depth in black and white with no detail which can give rise to false visual depth cues.
My father passed away recently.
I now have a remarkable image and likeness of Dad and I can remember him always through this image – it is indeed, like he is still there.
3D, it’s the way we see.