Experimental Photography by Jeff Robb at Sohn Fine Art Gallery

 

Unnatural Causes, Jeff Robb

(LENOX, Mass.) – Experimental photography by English artist Jeff Robb is on view in “Liminal States” at Sohn Fine Art Gallery from Friday, July 14, through Sunday, October 1, with a reception on Saturday, August 5, from 4 to 6pm.

Robb is best known for his lenticular photographic work focusing on the female nude and abstract forms in space, which he makes in series. Robb is regularly testing possibilities with the lenticular medium and creating new immersive experiences using three-dimensional imaging and cutting-edge technology within this and additional mediums.

Lenticular photographs are produced using conventional printing techniques combined with a lens, presenting the viewer with a stereoscopic pair of images to give the illusion of a three-dimensional image. In neither holograms nor lenticular photography are there any layers of material giving rise to the three-dimensional effect, as is commonly thought. In order to capture three-dimensional information, a number of views of the subject are taken from right to left. For a static subject, 50 frames are typically captured by a single moving camera on a linear rail system, specially designed and built by Robb for the purpose. If the subject is moving, as in his underwater Aerial series, a number of cameras are used to take photographs simultaneously using a specially designed triggering mechanism. The captured frames are processed using software designed for the film industry to achieve the highest quality renderings. These frames are out-put to a laser-based writing system that encodes the image onto a photographic substrate. The image is then combined with an optical lens structure to form the final lenticular photographic work, which is finished using a bespoke laser ablation technique.

 

Nightfall

Nightfall, Jeff Robb

While studying at the Royal College of Art in London, Robb produced many hundreds of holograms, which are now in collections worldwide. Robb developed his own lenticular photography techniques and patented them. This kind of experimental lenticular installation work is completely unchartered territory for artists.

Since graduating with distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992, with a master’s degree in fine art holography, English artist Jeff Robb has continually made art, ceaselessly experimenting with three-dimensional imaging. Shortly after graduating, he was invited to submit a landscape work to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the London museum. Robb’s works are now featured in museums and private collections around the world.

 

 

 

 

LIMINAL STATES

Jeff Robb

Exhibition

July 14 – October 1, 2017

Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 69 Church Street, Lenox, MA

Free

 

Reception

Saturday, August 5, 4- 6pm

Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 69 Church Street, Lenox, MA

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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