Depthography is a group of three artists who create works using their unique lenticular imaging techniques. The three, who have been working together since 1986, have been pioneers in the technical advancement of the medium in expanding its capacities and enabling it to express their vision . The Depthography show features lenticular photographs that offer a wider viewing angle and more animation through dramatic 3-D perspectives.
M. Henry Jones has long been a driving force in New York,animation, film, and 3-D photography circles. From his award winning 1979 photo animation, “Soul City”, that helped give rise to and set the high creative visual standards for today’s rock video format,” to his recently acclaimed worldwide tour recreating legendary filmmaker Harry Smith’s “Heaven and Earth” multiprojectoral extravaganza, Jones has consistently pushed technical and creative boundaries to their absolute limits.
In this show, Jones selects images and creates sets combining traditional stop-action photography and puppet techniques with forced perspectives, creating apparently realistic fantasies.
Collaborating with Jones are Robert Munn and Sara Cook. Since art is not possible without technical knowledge, together they have created optical phenomenon that is being manifest through the computer domain. Cook working with Munn, have devised a technique for turning 2- dimensional digital photographs into 3 -dimensional lenticular images without a darkroom. Cook, through manipulating the available technology and computer animation, has expanded the potentials of the lenticular artform. Munn works with the optical properties of the lens screen and the parameters of photography to intensify the dimensional properties and to expand the characteristics of animation. Munn experiments, working with hand-motion studies, and explores space, time, and motion to encapture a passing moment as opposed to a single freeze-frame perspective. Ultimately, the work is unique in that it can be effectively viewed from up -close and from a far distance.
The Depthography Show
November 15, 2002 - January 1, 2003
M. Henry Jones, Robert Munn and Sara Cook