Seeing double is usually a bad sign. Maybe you hit your head, were in a fistfight, or just pounded a few Everclear shots. Of course, its pretty sweet if youre Hugh Hefner looking at twin girlfriends Karissa and Kristina -- or if youre talking about stereoscopic photography, the process by which two nearly identical images combine to make a 3D photo. Thats exactly what youll see (through special glasses, natch) at the closing reception for the Room With a View: Stereoscopic Views from Past and Present exhibit at Tilt Gallery.
The group show features the works of eight stereoscopic photographers, including nudes by Nebraskas Larry Ferguson, View-Master stories by Christopher Schneberger, and landscapes by local Tom Dory. How is the effect achieved? You can use a specialized camera, Dory explains, or you can take a single camera and take consecutive photos, shifting your hip a little the second time. Anyone can do it. Nice to know, but it sure ruins the childhood magic of those View-Master reels.