Phantograms from Macrophant 3D
Upon attending a National Stereoscopic Association in 2004 in Portland Oregon, I sat in on a phantogram workshop offered by Steve Hughes, and was impressed by Terry Wilson’s phantograms there. Within a few months I was creating phantograms of household objects and then of natural subjects.
These images are from my most recent book “Macrophant 3D”, published at the end of 2020 in collaboration with Jim McManus. It is a collection of 60 macro phantograms. In the book they’re shown in anaglyph, parallel view and cross-eyed view.
© 2023 Barry Rothstein
Barry Rothstein (Long Beach, California, USA)
Before 2003 my photography was mostly black & white medium format portrait shots. I first stumbled into stereo photography upon seeing a stereoscope at an antique store and was immediately fascinated, and started creating stereo images.
In May 2005 I self-published his first book, “Phantograms from Nature, Western USA”. My next was a children’s book “Pop-Up 3D” in 2007. “Eye-Popping 3‑D Pets” in 2009, and “Eye-Popping 3‑D Bugs” in 2011 were published by Chronicle Books and later re-published in Italian and Japanese. In 2009 I self-published “Crossview 3‑D”, a collection of cross-eyed view images by twenty-six stereographers.
Since 2010 I have produced an image blog each week that I email to those interested in receiving them. The many years of his “image-of-the-week” blog can be accessed here.
Since creating my first book I have presented phantogram workshops at numerous NSA and ISU conventions and exhibited at several Maker Faire and various science fair events, as well as having been showcased at several gallery events in southern California.