While the images are not stereoscopic, reel viewers create a rich viewing environment and add an illusion of depth. As a child I loved the transportive nature of view masters, they felt like my own personal theater. And it's this intimacy of the experience, the saturation of the colors and the depth, that are both captivating and magical. Reel viewers capture the nostalgia of the past and reflect the experience of the present. If you pause to consider it, remarkable similarities exists between the function of view masters and smart phones (devices) today. It's this bridging of old and new technologies that represent the nostalgia behind art while maintaining the feel of its digital presentation.
* The 7 pieces of artwork above are produced as reels, to be viewed with a hand-picked vintage reel viewer, of your choice below. Brand new reel viewers are also available for those who prefer something new.