Lark Foord: We were discussing stereoscopes and how two images from almost the same position could combine to reveal something more about a scene. Two images created something new, possibly an illusion. We took that a little farther and made some conceptual pairings. It was TJ that put together all the texts and emails for the book, and the publisher embraced the idea.
TJ Tambellini: It’s all about stereoscopy, about how two slightly skewed images of the same subject matter create a three-dimensional effect when paired side by side. It’s a trick of the eyes. The same rudimentary illusion is used in modern VR.
What we are doing is putting together two images that create a false illusion. Some of them share the exact same subject – with slightly different variables (camera, film, speed, positioning, etc.)–, while others were more conceptually paired.