A book of 3D photographs that explores the shape and form of individual flowers in dramatic, dimensional black and white.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this project successful. To order this book after the project closes, visit: mikepucher.com
I've always been fascinated by classic still life photography, it's what inspired me to become a photographer. When I became interested in 3D photography, naturally I wanted to see how it could be used to create still life images. Having a third dimension to use in composing an image was like rediscovering photography.
I have been photographing a series of flowers using a 3D camera rig I built especially for close up photography. Originally I set out to photograph the perfect examples of flowers, but I have found so much more beauty and interest in the ones that are not perfect. Whether they are influenced by the elements, time or simply genetics, finding flowers with distinct personalities transformed these pictures of flowers into portraits of flowers.
I've designed a book of images from my series of Flower Portraits. It's a 100 page, 8x8" softcover book with a pocket in the back cover to hold two pairs of 3D glasses, because of course, the book is in 3D. It contains 46 Flower Portraits. The left page is the image in 2D, and the right page is the same image in 3D.
Being able to compare a 3D image directly to its 2D counterpart is a unique experience and has always been part of the concept for this book. Most discussions of 3D these days tend to be polarizing debates about movies- one of the reasons I started working in 3D was to see what I could do with the medium. I know I've succeeded when someone tells me: "I've never seen anything like this before." Not to brag, but it happens a lot and I love it.
I need your support:
By becoming a Backer in my Kickstarter campaign, you can help me cover some of the printing costs and you get to secure a pre-order of the book for only $35 (includes domestic shipping!). Whether you pledge $3 to get glasses to view the web galleries, $15 for a mini-print, $35 to get the book shipped to you or $375 to get an amazingly beautiful print of your choice- I appreciate every pixel of your support. Thank you.
Honestly, the anticipation I feel before putting on my 3D glasses and seeing a new image for the first time reminds me of how exciting it was to see my first image emerge while developing a print in the darkroom. I've tried to contain as much of that excitement as possible in this book. Every new page should reveal a discovery for you to explore and contemplate. I'm looking forward to sharing this book with you.
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Nov 28, 2011 - Dec 15, 2011
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One pair of red/cyan 3D glasses so you can view the galleries on my website. Thanks for your support- every pixel counts!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Two pairs of 3D glasses - share with a friend!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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7-inch Limited Edition 3D Mini-Print and two pairs glasses. The edition size will be limited to the number of backers that choose a reward that includes a Mini-Print.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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A copy of the softcover book "Flower Portraits" - includes two pairs glasses. Includes domestic shipping. International backers: please add $5 to your pledge for extra shipping costsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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A signed copy of the softcover book "Flower Portraits" AND Limited Edition 3D Mini-Print and two pairs glasses. Includes domestic shipping. International backers: please add $5 to your pledge for extra shipping costsEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Two copies of the book, includes two pairs glasses per book. Includes domestic shipping. International backers: please add $5 to your pledge for extra shipping costsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Three copies of the book, includes two pairs glasses per book. Includes domestic shipping. International backers: please add $5 to your pledge for extra shipping costsEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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20" x 20" Flower Portrait, borderless 3D print on metal. Choose your favorite image from the book. Includes 5 pairs of 3D glasses in a plastic case. AND one copy of the book. (Book ships December, print ships January 2012.) International backers: please contact me before pledging to discuss shipping costs.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012