Friday June 10th, 2016 7:00PM: Philippines in 3D by Mark Blum

mark_blum1smMark Blum’s unique presentations of underwater 3D imagery from dive locations around the world have been described as “Hi-Fi for your eyes”! Mark employs the magic of stereo photography reveal the Earth’s largest and most mysterious environment in startling depth and detail far beyond the limits of normal human vision. True stereoscopic images will be projected onto a special screen for 3D viewing with polarized glasses. This month Mark will display images from a recent trip to the Dauinregion of Negros Oriental Island, Philippines, where he dove with the crew at Salaya Beach Houses.


Mark Blum Bio
While majoring in film at San Francisco State University in 1972, Mark took a scuba diving course and became exposed to the marine environment. The experience left him longing to take stereo pictures underwater. In the years that followed, Mark designed or built numerous other 3D film camera systems specifically for underwater use. Mark has photographed a number of published 3D works, includingWindows on the Sea: The Amazing Underwater World(3D Book Productions)Beneath the Sea in 3D,Bugs in 3D, Amphibians and Reptiles in 3D and Galápagos in 3D (Chronicle Books);Coral Reef (Somerville House), 3D Ocean Life (Dorling Kindersley), three Discovery ViewMaster® reel sets, and the 3D multimedia program One Ocean, which was exhibited to 16,000 viewers daily when it debuted at the Expo 1998 World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal. His work is displayed in museums and aquariums, including Splash Zone at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the American Museum of Natural History and a permanent exhibit at the Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank, California.

Representative selections of Mark’s work may be seen on his website: