David Tank of Menomonie was selected as the winner of the Artist’s Choice Award for his 3D photo exhibit at 3D-Con, the convention of the National Stereoscopic Association, held this summer near Nashville, Tenn. The exhibit, titled Phantographic Still-Lifes, mixed anaglyph 3D images with actual, physical objects.
“As people viewed the exhibit, they had the challenge of deciding which parts of the scenes were real and which were actually 3D photographs,” said Tank. “I enjoy watching exhibit viewers flip their 3D glasses on and off, trying to figure out what is real and what is part of the picture.”
“I don’t think of what I do as fine art, I think of it as fun art,” said Tank. “It’s quite an honor to be recognized at a national level by some of the world’s finest 3D artists, photographers and movie makers.”
Tank provides the Then/Now images for the Postcards from the Past feature found in the Dunn County News. He teaches writing and mass communication at UW-Stout and operates Planert Creek Press (www.planertcreekpress.com), specializing in 3D books and cards.