Frozen in Time

A perspective on time travel

Concept, creative direction and photography: Lars Brandt Stisen
Engineering, 3D Stereoscopic/post-production: Lars Brandt Stisen
Locations: Berlin Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Flughafen Berlin-Tegel (summer 2011)

Frozen in Time, fragmenten aus BERLIN in 3D

Berlin in stereoscopic 3D: Frozen in time, a perspective on time travel

Preface: The closest you can get to time travel is a photograph

Time Machine

The closest you get to travelling in time is a photograph. It's more precise than a memory, more present than a motion picture and closer than a dream. A photograph is a fragment of a time and place replaying in front of your eyes in an endless loop. It's continuously moving back in time and thereby pushing closer and closer to reality.

The older a photograph becomes the further you travel through time when viewing it. Welcome to the time machine.

– Lars Brandt Stisen

Custom made stereoscopic 3D 35mm film camera

"STEREO EINS" — The custom made stereoscopic 3D film (35mm analog) camera I created to photograph the series.
I made the camera using components produced in the DDR between 1968 and 1988 which gives the camera a historical relation to the scene.

Prerequisites red/cyan stereoscopic 3D glasses


Red/cyan 3D glasses are required to view the series as intended. 3D glasses are provided when visiting the live exhibition.

Put on your glasses, 3D starts here:
Traveller at Brandenburger Tor - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Traveller at Brandenburg Gate (Notice the stereo-depth extends beyond the gate, all the way to Victory Column)

Girl in bedroom, Kreuzberg - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Girl in bedroom, Zossener Strasse

Admiralbrücke - Kreuzberg stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Afternoon on Admiralbrücke, Kreuzberg

Conversation on U2 - U-Bahnlinie 2 stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Conversation on U2 (U-Bahnlinie 2)

Parklife, Mauerpark - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Parklife (Mauerpark)

Sunday in Mauerpark - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Sunday in Mauerpark

Aircraft behind fence - Berlin-Tegel stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Aircraft behind fence, Berlin-Tegel

Arrival - Hauptbahnhof stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Arrival on Hauptbahnhof

Tourist in paradise - Friedrichstrasse stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Tourist in paradise, Friedrichstrasse

Towards the bunker - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Towards the bunker

Traces of war - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Traces of war

Metal works at Gleisdreieck - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Metal works at Gleisdreieck

Alexanderplatz - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

A place in time, Alexanderplatz

Urbanhafen - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Summer in Urbanhafen

Under the arcade, Museumsinsel - Stereoscopic 3D anaglyph

Under the arcade, Museumsinsel

Thank you for watching!

This series was exhibited in London on board cruise liner MS Deutschland at the German 2012 pre-Olympic party with Schön! Magazine.

The series was also featured by Schön! Magazine:
Featured by Schön! Magazine


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