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Friday, January 8, 2010

T. Enami's photos are brought back to life

Photographer Okinawa Soba and Flickr have partnered up to reanimate the stereoscopic photos of T. Enami (1859-1926) .

Stereoscopy is the art of making the illusion of 3-D photographs. The stereoscope required an eye wear device that shows each eye two different images of the same object at slightly different angles, creating an illusion of depth between the pair of photos. Created by Sir Charles
Wheatstone in 1940, the stereoscope was popular throughout the rest of the 19th-century and the early 20th century.

T. Enami was Nobukuni Enami's trade name. He was a famous photographer and collotypist of Japan's Meiji period. Enami was featured in National Geographic.

To see the top image animated and other stereoviews, go to Pink Tentacle.

Sources: Pink Tentacle, Wikipedia

By Brigette W.

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