Number of Pages: 136
Publication Date: 6 May 2016
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 22(H) x 27(L)
Reviews"Jim Naughten is an artist who understands the transformative effects that photography can have on a subject. They are captivating enough even when seen in two dimensions. But once you plunge into the marvel of their stereoscopic depth you are transfixed. Through the act of viewing, an intangible transformation takes place. While the photographs exist in physical form on paper, they also live as an experience, a beautiful illusion held in the mind." -Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London "Naughten has combined two of the fancies of the Victorian age to create a unique retro take on zoological science." -Natural History Magazine "Some of the specimens can be a bit startling -- a severed white rabbit head, for instance, suggesting a rather catastrophic Easter -- yet Naughten photographed each one straight on, giving all the animals, whether great or small, a quiet dignity, even if they're in a flayed state . . . While we can take as many high-definition images as we like today of preserved specimens, the optic trick of stereoscopy still evokes some of that scientific wonder of centuries past." -Hyperallergic "This is a stunning series, that also brings about a celebration of the joy of looking, a three-dimensional world in which relative scale becomes ambiguous, where one is forced to be attentive to a single subject and where the impression of time slips away." --NY Art Beat
Author BiographyJIM NAUGHTEN's work has been featured in a number of exhibitions and his work is collected around the world. He has published four books, Haute Africa, Conflict and Costume, Afterwards, and Re Enactors. MARTIN BARNES is Senior Curator of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. RAY BARNET is Head of Collections at Bristol Museum. DENIS PELLERIN is a photographic historian and member of the London Stereoscopic Company.