Lenticular imaging combines photographs of multiple perspectives on a subtly textured surface. The result approximates a three dimensional space — but only when viewed from certain angles and at the optimal distance.
Lenticular images are popular. They can be found on bookmarks, cards, and even framed pictures. These images were also in production in the Soviet Union stemming from film-related research conducted in the 1940s.
For this piece, I employed a contemporary technology, photogrammetry, which is reminiscent of lenticular imaging in many ways. Using photogrammetry I “reversed” the lenticular process to reconstitute whatever 3D spacial information I could from a Soviet era lenticular image.
This piece was part of an exhibition at Princeton, “Aesthetics of Information,” in which participants were asked to extract data from an object supplied by another participant.