We can't get enough of these incredible analogue-created GIFs

28 November 2014

We just can’t get enough of well-executed GIFs here at It’s Nice That at the moment, so we were rather chuffed when today’s grey morning was brightened up with these stunning moving images from photographer Chris O’Donovan.

What’s really incredible about Chris’ creations is that the images in his Stereovision project are all created using analogue technologies, specifically the Nishika N800 – a 1980s 3D camera that works in a similar way to stereoscopy by capturing two 2D images that work together to create the eerie sense of suspended movement. The use of props is gloriously surreal: we see a teapot destined to forever spill its contents onto the floor, an outstretched, teacup-bearing De Chirico-esque gloved hand juddering slightly too far away. Elsewhere, there’s a definite “Here’s Johnny” Shining vibe in the bright rainbow stripes of the curiously titled Blushing Unhealthy Bear image; giving a slightly sinister tone to its multi-coloured psychedelia.


Chris O’Donovan: Green Weird Bellsnake


Chris O’Donovan: Alienated Dearest Kronosaurus


Chris O’Donovan: Arid Major Ant


Chris O’Donovan: Broken Glittering Kinglet


Chris O’Donovan: Quarrelsome Potable Ankolewatusi

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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