Stephen Black is a writer/photographer/visual artist/ AR expert, and filmmaker.
Stephen Black has been fortunate to explore life from many viewpoints. He has produced, written and/or directed for companies
like Cartoon Network, CNN, Fuji TV, Fox and France 2, as well as
collaborated with hundreds of musicians, dancers, artists, and poets.
He immersed himself in the world of butoh in Tokyo, documented
the performance art world of Singapore, and traveled throughout
Southeast Asia to research the culinary heritage of Southeast Asia.
He began his creative life in the art/music scene of the Lower East
Side of New York. With Amith Narayan he co-founded 3how, an
improvisational theatre/music collaborative that released one album
(The Riverwalk Session) and performed at several festivals.
SPOKEN (2015), a virtual gallery collaboration with Eugene Soh,
highlighted works from a great variety of artists, including Stelarc,
Yasumasa Morimura, Arleen Schloss, David Severn, Kembra Pfahler,
Godwin Koay, Dan Lacey, Hans Lagner, Vincent Leow, Christophe
Charles, Paul Dodd and the Icelandic poet Sjon.
With a BFA in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Stephen has had photographic and video works
exhibited worldwide. He contributed visual ideas and text to Michael
Lee’s Office Orchitect installation at the 2011 Singapore Biennale.
Stephen is also well experienced with 3D game making, spatial
computing, virtual reality and augmented reality. With Sayuri
Okayama, he co-developed Bubiko Foodtour, “the finest chef in all
of AR”. Ongoing collaborations with cutting edge AR companies
like Novaby, Flamingo Filters, Scandy, Tranzient and others, continue to propel Bubiko towards her dream of appearing in AR-based
movies. A book project, Bubiko Foodtour’s Unusual Guide to Augmented
Reality, is the result of years of research, experimentation and making
presentations at venues such as MIT(2x), the Altimetrik (in Detroit),
Hong Kong PolyU, TechCrunch Shenzhen; and cities such as Paris,
Munich, Washington DC and London. Stephen’s 360VR film,
Beach Road, was featured at festivals in Singapore, Brisbane and
Las Vegas. His triple themed presentation about AR, Bubiko and
GeoPose was part of VIEW in 2020. VIEW is an annual conference
on computer graphics, known for showcasing the technical side of
movies like Star Wars, Spiderman and The Incredibles.
The son of a book salesman, Stephen was born in Toledo, Ohio. He
wrote for the high school newspaper, then magazines, and began
writing books in 2007. Stephen established Book Merah to function as an incubator, for his own books, as well as those of others.
Ebook, Interview, Video, Animation, Corporate Photo, General Photo, News Photography, Candid Photography, Narrative Video, Music Video, General Video, Recipe