On this site you find some modern stereophotos of various members of the community. I’m really happy to have gotten permission to show them here. If possible I’ve added a link to their own website or social media and I highly recommend to pay them a visit. Among them are also some stereos I’ve taken myself. Unless otherwise stated all images are provided for parallel viewing.
If you want to know more about how to view these images, take a look at Viewing methods. For anyone who feels more comfortable by using a viewer the LSC Lite OWL is a good choice for viewing parallel stereos on screen.
Probably you’ll need to adjust the image size for a better viewing experience. The shortcuts crtl + [+] and crtl + [-] work for most browsers. Crtl + 0 brings everything back to it’s original size. If you have a Mac use cmd instead of ctrl in these shortcuts.
Ready for a journey into deep space? Space and galaxies have always fascinated me, so when the book Cosmic Clouds 3D by David Eicher and Brian May was released in 2020, I got the idea of converting my traditional space paintings into 3D by using a depthmap. But I realised that the result was far from satisfying. So I switched from canvas to digital artwork, which has the advantage of being easier to convert into a stereoscopic drawing than a traditional one.
Do you want to create your own artistic universe, visit the corresponding article Deep space stereo drawings.
© 2021 Vanessa Grein
Vanessa Grein (Aachen, Germany)
I am Vanessa Grein and I work as a spokeswoman in Aachen, Germany. My stereo journey started about five years ago but my photos had never seen the light of day until last year. Encouraged by Dr. Brian May, I shared them on Instagram and experienced a lovely warm welcome by the stereo community. Many of the photographers have their signature styles and I was looking for something new. After experimenting a lot I decided to combine my two passions — painting and stereoscopy — and came up with deep space drawings. But it might be just the beginning of a new adventure.
The work being displayed in this gallery I call double exposure stereoscopic images.
I start with a stereoscopic image in side by side “parallel view” format and process the images for the left and the right eye separately. I use an image editor to produce the mirror image of the left and the right eye images, and then combine them to produce composite images for each eye. Image one is the composite of the original image for the left eye with the mirror image for the right eye. Image two is the original image for the right eye with the mirror image of the left eye’s image. I then use the 3DSteroidPro application to recombine the two composite images into a single parallel view stereoscopic image.
Using this approach not only adds an element of symmetry not present in the subject that was originally photographed, but adds an element of translucent stereoscopic symmetry to the depiction of the subject. This approach has worked quite well working with images of modern abstract sculptures, and also with architectural features like staircases.
© 2021 William Angel
William Angel (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
I’ve been creating stereoscopic images for a little over 2 years. I started by doing an anaglyptic images but changed over to “parallel view” (side by side) display, as a parallel view full color visual display is more appealing for some of the subject matter that I shoot stereoscopically, especially flowers. I guess you could call me a “cha cha” stereo photographer. I take a shot with my DSLR, take a step to the left, and take the other stereoscopic shot.
I’m a retired software developer. I now devote myself exclusively to my photographic interests, which include stereoscopy, infrared photography, macro photography, street/event photography, and zoo photography.
Instagram-profiles: billangel6, billangel_stereo_parallelview
The centerpiece of these stereoviews is Iglesias, in the province of South Sardinia, Italy. It was founded in 1258, and its original name was Villa Ecclesiae (meaning Churchville – the town still counts 12 churches to this day). During Medieval times a castle was built, which stills stands – overlooking the entire municipality. After being ruled by Spanish and Savoy monarchies, Iglesias experienced a period of economic, social and cultural renewal during the mid 19th Century. Unfortunately, there are no traces of ancient stereographs immortalizing Iglesias before my own, so these photographs are very-likely the first visual testaments of this kind.
Do you want to create your own modern stereocards? Find out in the corresponding article Stereocards from modern times.
© 2021 Mary Friargiu
Mary Friargiu (Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy)
I developed my passion for photography during the past couple of years. My interest in stereoscopy, came from the re-establishment of The London Stereoscopic Company and Dr. Brian May’s encouragement to take stereo photographs. I’ve been intrigued by his stereographs, so when I discovered that I could make my own stereo pictures, I was keen to learn everything about stereoscopy. To me, it’s the best way to connect with everything that surrounds me. I use my Smartphone camera (Samsung Galaxy A41) to take stereos; my favourite subjects are landscapes and flowers.
The village stereos portrays the charming historical center of the city of Tiradentes, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, one of my favorite places.
© 2021 Thaís Del Gaudio
Thaís Del Gaudio (Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil)
My passion for photography started nearly 20 years ago, when I bought my first film DSLR camera. Since then, I’ve journeyed deeper and deeper into the world of the captured image. I have been working as a cinematographer for 13 years now. More recently with stereo photography, I have found the perfect way to explore, more intensely, the reality that I’ve always enjoyed with traditional photography. Although it is not always easy, picking up a camera in search of creativity and different points of view makes you feel free and powerful, in a certain way.
Once becoming a diver in 2004, it was only a matter of time before I took my love of stereo photography beneath the waves. When diving, you are never sure exactly what you will find, but inevitably something wonderful appears before you. The challenge is capturing what you see before the scene vanishes. The images here are a sampling of some of my favorites from various trips – mostly in the Caribbean, but also as far away as Indonesia. Part of my goal in sharing these images is to inspire others to ‘take the plunge’ and go discover the vast number of beautiful sea creatures for themselves. All images were taken with a modified Nimslo, called a Burdlo (made by David Burder) inside of a custom underwater housing in conjunction with an external strobe.
© 2021 Ted Papoulas
Ted Papoulas (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
I was born in NYC, graduated from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute as an illustration major in 1988, and lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn for most of the next 25 years before moving to my wife’s home town of Montclair, NJ to raise our family. I’ve worked as a fine artist and illustrator, and in the field of digital media and web development. After catching the 3D bug in 1991, I purchased my first Realist and fell in love with stereography. I briefly ran the Stereo Stamp Company, selling stereoscopic rubber stamps made from both my original artwork and 3D conversions and interpretations of various 3D themed art (movie posters, etc.) I became a certified diver in 2004 and since, have loved sharing the world below via stereoscopic photography.