For years I have been fascinated with how the human eye perceives depth, and particularly with how this relates to the two-dimensional photographic image. Many is the time I have come across a fascinating scene, full of nearby objects in interesting relationships, or perhaps a view of a city plaza, only to find that the photos I snap look like nothing much when I get home. There is an unbridgeable gap between how the brain combines the images coming from two eyes, and how that perception can be approximated in a flat print. This gap is intriguing and frustrating.
For some reason, I’ve never seen this issue discussed in the photography community—on the web, in books, anywhere.