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.

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Space handpainting

The fol­low­ing six images show some of my ’space hand­paint­ings’ that were cre­at­ed using the 3D paint­ing app Blender. I used to export them as a video and let the vis­i­tor ‘fly’ through my lit­tle paint­ed worlds. More recent­ly I’ve tried export­ing them as stereo­scop­ic pairs to enable vis­i­tors to watch them in real 3D. These are the first results.

© 2021 Gaku Tada

Gaku Tada (Wellington, New Zealand)

I learned Com­put­er Ani­ma­tion at col­lege and start­ed my career work­ing for the film indus­try in Los Ange­les. I worked sev­er­al big shows and then moved to New Zealand for for the Lord of Rings com­pa­ny, and worked on films such as King Kong, Avatar, Plan­et of Apes and more. I was in the lighting/rendering depart­ment to make com­put­er gen­er­at­ed images look real — to fit in with real pho­tog­ra­phy. 
Now I am a free­lance artist and run­ning a tutor­ing busi­ness. I spend a lot of time for mak­ing real­is­tic images, but now I am more into illus­tra­tion images. I use Blender soft­ware to cre­ate 3D illus­tra­tions. My style is sim­ple, I believe emp­ty space encour­ages people’s imag­i­na­tions. 

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: gaku.tada

Historical Stereo Extractions

The scenes from his­toric doc­u­men­taries pre­sent­ed here were up until now only view­able in 2D, but thanks to the hor­i­zon­tal move­ment of the cam­era and/or the object with­in the video, I was able to ‘extract’ stereo pairs by com­bin­ing select­ed stills with­out the use of (arti­fi­cial) manip­u­la­tion. As a result, I was able to cre­ate 3D images from 2D video, in some cas­es almost a cen­tu­ry “after the fact”.

The Graf Zep­pelin (1933)
The (zep­pelin-moor­ing) mast on top of the Empire State Build­ing in New York, used as an exper­i­men­tal mail pick-up point by GoodYear blimps
Air­ship pio­neer and com­man­der Hugo Eck­en­er in the Graf Zep­pelin dur­ing the Round-the-World flight (1929)
View of the Dutch town Zwolle in 1925 (1925)
Aer­i­al view of Lon­don, West­min­ster — to the right is the Thames, under­neath is the St John’s church at the Smith Square (1921)
‘Olle’ Bennström (r.) and mechan­ic in his Ford Spe­cial at the Swe­den Win­ter Grand Prix (1933)

© 2021 Her­bert Verhey

Herbert Verhey (Seminyak, Bali)

The first stereo image ever I made was with a sin­gle cam­era, by mov­ing it a bit to the side, tak­ing one pho­to and then anoth­er and com­bin­ing the two prints for cross-eye view­ing. Lat­er on, after hav­ing made hun­dreds of stereo slides with a dou­ble set of pock­et cam­eras mount­ed side-by-side on an alu­minum strip, I began exper­i­ment­ing with sin­gle cam­era imag­ing again, expand­ing my tech­nique to use 2D (his­tor­i­cal) movies/videos as a source. Some of my first results using this method were pub­lished in 1998. This extrac­tion tech­nique, togeth­er with with my pas­sion for air­craft and air­ships result­ed in dozens of unique “stereo extrac­tions” as I call them, some of which I pub­lished in a book (Zep­pelins in 3D, 2019), and also on Insta­gram. I have also been exper­i­ment­ing with apply­ing the same extrac­tion method to music videos and I pub­lish those images on Insta­gram as well.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: her­bertver­hey (his­tor­i­cal extrac­tions), darealthing3d (music video extractions)

3D Slices & Shapes

The stereo of the tree with mul­ti­col­ored foliage below was my orig­i­nal inspi­ra­tion for this series: it has so many patch­es of var­i­ous col­ors that when you mir­ror cer­tain slices, dif­fer­ent col­ors abut one anoth­er, and it winds up look­ing like a pas­tiche of many trees rather than just one. I expand­ed this con­cept of inter­nal con­trast with the stereo of yel­low and pur­ple flow­ers, and then tried a more homoge­nous hybrid with the tulips. Mean­while, I always love hon­ey­bees and most oth­er insects, so decid­ed to high­light one and its take­off run­way in col­or. Final­ly, with the stereo self-por­­traits, I am attempt­ing to vis­cer­al­ly con­vey how my new read­ing glass­es (my first ever) make my head feel!

© 2021 Gor­don Au

Gordon Au (New York, USA)

I am an avid stere­o­g­ra­ph­er and 3D experimenter/tinkerer, mak­ing stereopho­tos, stere­ovideos, anaglyphs, extrac­tions, and con­ver­sions, draw­ing upon a vari­ety of sources, includ­ing TV and film, art­work, NASA data, found footage, and more. My exper­i­ments include cata­diop­tric stere­os, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, slices and shapes, asym­met­ric fram­ing, video pan­ning / zoom­ing of 3D stills, x‑rays and fog as depth map sources, and more. I am a proud mem­ber of and have pre­sent­ed and/or writ­ten for the VSC, New York Stereo­scop­ic Asso­ci­a­tion, LA3D, the NSA, and the ISU.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: World­OfDepth
YouTube-pro­­file: World­OfDepth

Deep Clouds

The fol­low­ing col­lec­tion is a small sam­ple of my favorite cloud stereo pho­tos from the last few years while fly­ing over Europe and the South­west­ern por­tion of the Unit­ed States. These images are all tak­en sequen­tial­ly with an iPhone, and processed using a few dif­fer­ent apps. For me there is no trick in tak­ing cloud pho­tos oth­er wait­ing for the plane to lev­el off and push­ing the but­ton. The impor­tant and some­times tire­some step hap­pens after, when choos­ing the 2 cor­rect pho­tos out of dozens to match togeth­er for the well bal­anced stereo pho­to. I hope you enjoy the collection.

© 2021 James Hoppes

James Hoppes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

I start­ed tak­ing stereo pho­tos in May of 2019. While wast­ing time on Insta­gram, I stum­bled upon a col­lec­tion of par­al­lel view stereo pho­tos and imme­di­ate­ly I was hooked. The per­fect storm of the warm and invit­ing com­mu­ni­ty of stereo pho­tog­ra­phers on Insta­gram, my abil­i­ty to free­view, and the ease and con­ve­nience of the smart­phone cam­era, has pro­vid­ed me with a new hob­by and a new way to look at the world around me. I have spent the last two years doing the cha cha every­where with my iPhone, often con­fus­ing friends and fam­i­ly, but I am deter­mined nev­er to waste anoth­er pho­to­graph­ic moment on a stan­dard 2d pho­to.
In my spare time, I am a full-time father to two won­der­ful daugh­ters, after hav­ing enjoyed a short career as a pol­i­cy advo­cate in the non-prof­it world.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: chud­dees

The Spirit of Nature

Carleen’s pho­tog­ra­phy reflects her ongo­ing pas­sion for nature, and the solid­i­ty and reas­sur­ance nature brings. See six of her calm­ing and peace­ful stereo pho­tos here.

© 2021 Car­leen Phillips

Carleen Phillips (Alabaster, Alabama, USA)

Carleen’s inter­est in stere­oscopy start­ed in 2014. She has placed in the top three in sev­er­al stereo com­pe­ti­tions, includ­ing two wins with Lon­don Stereo­scop­ic Com­pa­ny. Her work has been fea­tured in Stere­oscopy Mag­a­zine and Stereo World. When not out shoot­ing pho­tos she is hard at work in ani­mal reha­bil­i­ta­tion, and being a mom.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: car­leen­phillipsspir­itof­na­ture

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