Stereoscopic Light-Painting Photography by Greg Geffner
Light bounces around in the ether, diffuses through the atmosphere and illuminates the world. I turn light into a medium of substance, manipulating it into tangible images as 3-D stereoscopic photographic prints.
Non-corporeal renderings are painted directly with light during one long continuous exposure. Cameras linked together in tandem in a darkened room record the process. Drawings are created by manipulating neon wands, florescent tubes, assorted light bulbs, x-ray films, colored gels, stuffed animals, architectural environments and human subjects. These views on film are then combined during the printing process into lenticular stereographic prints or transparencies in light boxes.
Traditionally the photographic picture window has always been a flat plane with illusory tricks to create depth. 3-D photography goes a step further, allowing the viewer more information about a subject by adding the third dimension of stereographic depth.
paintings: phenomenological reveries of consciousness relate to various
other philosophies of perception from the Cartesian idea of mind being
a ghost inhabiting a machine to Eastern inspired ideas which fuse mind,
body and environment. Our brains constantly revise countless memories
of experiences swimming around the sea of our minds which underwrites
our conscious world. These nebulous, sometimes subtle, other times prominent
influences float and undulate and then manifest themselves outside of
the self into reality. Even though their neurological signals emanate
from inside our brains, they appear or are referred to the external world.
My work mimics this referral process in a virtual reality that combines
these inner and outer worlds of physical and ethereal elements of thought