Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stereoscopic Images of Victorian Natural History

Photographer Jim Naughten traveled to natural history storerooms to photograph specimens from every realm of the animal world posthumously preserved. He used the 19th-century stereoscopic technique to capture the objects, so that they can be viewed in three dimensions.

Jim Naughten, “Sheep” (2014)
Animal Kingdom: Stereoscopic Images Of Natural History, out in June from Prestel, includes 50 of Naughten’s photographs of Victorian and Edwardian specimens from the Oxford Museum of Natural History, Museum of Life Sciences, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Horniman Museum, and others. The book comes with a foldable stereoscopic viewer that can be propped up on the page.


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