World’s First 3D Printed Photography Art Exhibit
Unveiling of never before seen 3D printed fine art photographs
3D printing (3DP) is revolutionizing every aspect of the creative arts. Photographers, however, have not had much involvement in this movement. In Canning’s search for applications for 3D printing for photographers, she came across 3D printed lithophanes. The quality, however, was not “gallery worthy”. Canning then embarked on the journey to create fine art quality 3D printed lithophanes of her photographs. She sought out different services, materials, and methods that would produce a fine art result. Lithophanes were popular in the 1800’s, and were made of translucent porcelain. A lithophane looks like a bas relief to the naked eye, but when backlit, a picture is revealed. Canning’s exhibit explores the intersection of yesterday’s 19th century lithophanes as the inspiration for today’s 3D printed photographs, seen alongside traditional 2D photographs.
Prototyping Solutions, Inc proved to be the perfect partner for this marriage of art and technology. The team of experts, including Vince Denino and Rixey Kelly, consulted with Canning to produce the parts well within the assigned budget and ahead of schedule. The lithophanes of Canning’s photos were printed at 16 micron layer height in Vero White on a Stratasys Objet260 Connex 3D printer. Each part took around 30-45 minutes to build. "This 3D printing project has been a great joy to be a part of because it was targeted to a different audience than we are used to," said Rixey Kelly, Service Engineer. "The usual applications are for widgets and gizmos, artistic enough in their design and function but not so much for the soul. The lithophanes, much like widgets, are ideas that can be printed and then held in your hand but - uniquely at a place and moment in time."
About Prototyping Solutions, Inc:
Prototyping Solutions, Inc. is one of the largest resellers of Stratasys 3D Printers in North America, and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The company serves the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Their professional sales, service, and support staff offer expertise helping companies to choose the right printer, material part, and solution for any rapid prototyping need. http://prototypingsolutions.com/
About Sandra Canning Photography:
Sandra Canning is a South Florida based fine art photographer. Canning has won international awards, sold to collectors, hotels, and has been published numerous times. Recently Canning embarked on a mission to evangelize 3D printing in South Florida when she realized the urgency to learn this revolutionary technology. She is the founder of www.meetup.com/
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