I’m so fortunate to welcome Chris Sickels, aka Red Nose Studio, to the Stereoscopy Blog. He’s an Indiana-based artist who creates 3-D illustrations and stop-motion animations with what’s at arms reach in his studio, making his images come to life with textures, light and elbow grease.
I first happened upon his work when I saw and ordered his stereocard set ‘Displacement: A Stereographic Journey’, which has been a successful Kickstarter project in 2020, and I was utterly blown away (you can still purchase these sets – please see below). The 3-D images themselves are just beautiful – the world he’s created through his artwork and storytelling, the compositions and the depth, with the stereoscopic 3-D allowing you to be completely immersed with the characters. The presentation of the set as a finishing touch, with all the attention to detail, just takes it to another level!
I’m going to share a link to a Facebook post, because I love that Chris uses stereoviews of his artwork as a portfolio to show clients, and also embed a YouTube video to show Chris’ 2021 reel of his beautiful creations:
You can read more about Chris and his background in a great 2015 interview with Laura-Beth Cowley for Skwigly.
I asked Chris if he would introduce Displacement: A Stereographic Journey and explain his background in stereoscopy, which you will find below.
The story is called Displacement, it’s about moving on by choice, circumstance and persistence. The characters are a restless Traveler, a resolute Woodsman and a resilient Owl. It is told through a sequence of 17 stereographs.
I was introduced to stereographs when I worked on early pitch development for the feature film The Little Prince. Ever since that project I have wanted to explore telling a story through a series of stereographs and DISPLACEMENT is the story that felt like the right fit. Being that I work in analog 3D, where everything is built by hand, staged, lit and photographed in my garage studio, stereographs feel like a perfect complement to my dimensional worlds.
A link to purchase the set:
Red Nose Studio
317 313 1252
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