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Phantom Limbs

These 3D photos are about depression (yaaay!), which can affect both individuals and entire societies. When traumas and thought patterns we thought dead and buried seem to reappear in us like phantom limbs, to pull us down and obscure our view of the horizon. The photos were taken in western Romania, in winter 2014, where the ruins of a totalitarian system are ubiquitous in both the landscape and the mind.  -direct link-...

O'Duvals . 2016-02-04Read more

Prologue

Here is a new graphic novel presented in 3D, in a new narrative format designed for FocusCopus and for 3D. You will discover the history and the format at the same time as me, little by little, with the regular uploads of new pages. For the moment I don't know much more, so I can't explain it further. And it's just as well.   -direct link-  ...

O'Duvals . 2015-10-26Read more

FocusCopus.com online!

O'Duvals entertainment studios are pleased to present the first version of FocusCopus.(Applause)We are unanimously satisfied with the result and even somewhat euphoric. One must understand that we have all worked hard in recent months. Also, maybe the hearty inauguration cocktail have something to do with it. Anyway...Thanks to this site, you will see pretty pictures in 3D without special equipment (more details in the dedicated section of the site). For some, it will remind stereograms; these abstract images in vogue at the end of the last century that we had to look squinting to see appear a dolphin or a dinosaur.Our first tests have shown that for most, this experience is described as "pretty cool" to "really impressive". Therefore, it leaves no one indifferent, and that's why the whole team is looking forward to to receive further feedback and to have constructive exchanges around the project in order to continue its improvement. These discussing and enriching encounters will take ...

O'Duvals . 2015-08-17Read more

O'Duvals Entertainment

Actualy this is not a picture of our studios, I didn't had time to take one. However it's preaty similar.  Mr Duvals was born in Pleyber-Christ (France - Brittany), in the Queffleuth valley. For those who don’t know, it is to France what San Francisco is to the United States (indeed, queffleuth signifies silicon in old Breton). Already with a critical eye towards the gentrification of his natal town, he spent a large part of his childhood in Nouakchott, Mauritania, thus avoiding a bourgois upbringing, on principle. Nevertheless he set out on brilliant studies, culminating in a carpentry and roofing diploma from the « Centre de Formation des Apprentis Pierre Mendes France », considered as the equivalent of a Harvard degree amongst the local contruction mileu. His foot already in the door of French contruction, he moved to various regions – Auvergne, Limousin, Alcace, Brittany and finally Besançon in Franche-Comté. Admittedly it...

O'Duvals . 2015-07-05Read more

Golden Age - 1/2

  The 3D photos of this series comes from the digital archives of the Library of Congress and from the Public Library of New York. These are two important collections of hight quality pictures, both in substance and in form, which are now in the public domain. Yet few people know them, because of the scarcity of 3D media in the public. Robert N. Dennis, for example, is relatively unknown while the quality and quantity of his work should have included him among the great names of photography. My first goal was therefore a modest contribution to publicize this unknown field of photography and art. Pictures damaged because of time had to be retouched to make 3D vision more comfortable. A long selection among the tens of thousands pictures has been necessary in order to keep only the representative pictures of a very special time. Stereoscopic photography has been the subject of a succession of periods, from a strong popular appeal to periods of disinterest or even almost dis...

O'Duvals . 2015-07-05Read more

Light Games

Two lights, blue and yellow, are quietly playing in a park. Gradually, they start to consider each other, to test each other, to squabble, but stay equilibrate. None of them takes the upper hand until the blue is thrown into the water and disappears. The yellow will be alone and will lose control until invading the whole city. This little project was realized in Oradea (Romania) in collaboration with Dan Dragos, founder of the site "Oradea in imagini". The music was composed by Christopher Overbeck, an artist living in Oradea which you are going to hear about soon on Focuscopus. It is the first project and for the moment the only one requiring two cameras for the simultaneous shooting required by light painting. We should rather speak of light-sculpture, because as the name suggests, the light painting lets you paint a picture ; by moving a light in front of an open camera lens we create a flat shape, in 2D. But the movement is in the 3D space. The 3D picture makes it possi...

O'Duvals . 2015-07-05Read more

Still Hands

  Economic crisis and mass unemployment creates frustrations that amplify the phenomenon of violence and stigmatization of minorities within societies This was checked several times in history throughout the world and this is still the case today. Everyone knows it, it became a commonplace. Everyone has in mind the images of the 29 crisis and the rise of fascism in Europe. But both the old outdated images in black and white that the countless movies and novels are far from our daily reality. By converting these old black and white pictures in color, and then in relief, we don't make them just more realistic and attractive, but we make feel the characters of the pictures with the feeling usually reserved for those that you come across everyday (see "stereoscopy"). The aim is not to understand or analyze anything - there are novels and essays for that - but simply to feel : feel the humiliation of these fathers of families with thick hands, patinated by handwork, with hands wh...

O'Duvals . 2015-07-05Read more

Horizonte Abierto

In December 1951, the young Ernesto Guevara de la Serna and his friend Alberto Granado began the crossing of the South American continent by motorcycle. They were mostly motivated by a thirst for freedom and initiatic adventures that characterized some of the youth of that time described the 'Beat Generation'. The horizon was open, they left to reach it. During this journey, the future Che Guevara was directly faced with the misery and exploitation of the peoples of South America, which helped to forge his revolutionary ideals. Another horizon was then opened to him and he was equally determined to reach it, whatever the obstacles that would be on his way. In December 2015, I decided to undertake the same journey, not by motorcycle but with Google Street View. All along this trip, I took some pictures of the horizon; two shots at an interval of one click to create a 3D picture of the landscape. This process transcribes well the impression that we can have while watching th...

O'Duvals . 2015-07-05Read more

Golden Age - 2/2

 The 3D photos of this series comes from the digital archives of the Library of Congress and from the Public Library of New York. These are two important collections of hight quality pictures, both in substance and in form, which are now in the public domain. Yet few people know them, because of the scarcity of 3D media in the public. Robert N. Dennis, for example, is relatively unknown while the quality and quantity of his work should have included him among the great names of photography. My first goal was therefore a modest contribution to publicize this unknown field of photography and art. Pictures damaged because of time had to be retouched to make 3D vision more comfortable. A long selection among the tens of thousands pictures has been necessary in order to keep only the representative pictures of a very special time. Stereoscopic photography has been the subject of a succession of periods, from a strong popular appeal to periods of disinterest or even almost disap...

O'Duvals . 2015-07-05Read more

Women's Flesh

Since the dawn of humanity, as soon that a technical of modeling or sculpture was offered to a man, it was used to represent the nakedness of the woman. This is a characteristic of the man, or even a survival instinct necessary for the reproduction of humankind. Indeed, the men who were born with a sexual interest in anthills were less able to perform this daunting task. Therefore, their genes were not transmitted thus they disappeared despite their recreational interest. On the contrary, it is likely that the men born with an obsessive sexual attraction to women with two breasts and a wide pelvis with a hole in the middle had children more easily. These attributes were pretty helpful for this practice. So these children have received the same genes and they reproduced themselfs so easily that they became too numerous and had to walk around the globe. This is the story of your distant ancestors, it explains how we arrived at the sex-obsessed world of today, and why we can't do any a...

O'Duvals . 2015-06-06Read more