Between the Viaducts

Stereo photograph between viaducts at Ashland and Cortland in Chicago. Photo by Jim Newberry.
I shot this pair of images a few years ago with my dad’s Kodak stereo camera. Here’s an anaglyph version for those of you with the proper viewing spectacles. Suggested viewing music:


If I ventured in the slipstream, between the viaducts of your dream
Where immobile steel rims crack, and the ditch in the back roads stop

– Van Morrison, Astral Weeks



3D photos at Pecha Kucha Night: Tues 12/2

Stereo anaglyph by Jim Newberry
Stereo anaglyph by Jim Newberry

I’ll be projecting 3D/stereo photos as part of Pecha Kucha Night this Tuesday at Martyrs’. Everyone attending gets free 3D glasses (which are required to get the 3D effect from anaglyph stereo photos like the one above)! But what is Pecha Kucha Night? Here’s a description from the PKN site:

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world.

I’ve been to a PKN at Martyrs–it’s much funner than it sounds, I promise. Here’s the list of presenters for Tuesday night’s event:

* Derek Erdman
* Arnold Kasemsarn
* Dr Josh Kurutz
* Kate Lorenz
* Jean Linsner
* Jon Mueller
* Charlotte Nelms
* Jim Newberry
* Ryan Schultz
* Kathy Weaver

Pecha Kucha # 7
Tuesday, December 2nd, 8PM $10

Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago 773-404-9494

Pecha Kucha Night often sells out, but advanced tickets can be purchased here.