When Baby Boomers were young, most of their travels were made via the View-Master system, with which they could experience places and sights that it seemed few had ever seen. Travel was for the well-off, but everyone could see the sights, see exotic movies, and meet new people with their View-Master viewer.
This portrait allows the viewing of the Eiffel Tower, through the lens of a child's memory, intermixing the discs with the actual experience.
This nighttime view of the Eiffel tower was created by converting the original image taken by Craig into a color halftone with completely overlapping angles. Once this base was done, then came over two thousand images of View-Master slides, sized and placed manually over the halftone dots. The images of the discs were also shot by Craig.
The labels on the View-Master slides are readable on the original work, and many of the images on the slides themselves are viewable as well.
A detail of this image is also viewable in this gallery.
1 only, available on aluminum, 4 feet by 6 feet. Priced at $8,500.