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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A Journey Into Deep Space

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.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: vanessa.grein

Translucent stereoscopic symmetry

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
Flickr-pro­­file: bill_angel

Villa Ecclesiae

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.

This tree lit­er­al­ly stands in the mid­dle… of his­to­ry – it is locat­ed in the heart of the Old Town.
This is a per­fect exam­ple of what the city looked like in ear­li­er times. This ancient stair­case to a house remained defi­ant­ly in place.
Sit­u­at­ed at the heart of Igle­sias, it is the point of ref­er­ence for the local faithful.
A panoram­ic hyper-stereo view shot from the hill where the medieval Cas­tle stands.
Once-mighty fortress of Ugoli­no del­la Gher­ardesca, the founder of Igle­sias. Behind it a path leads along a short sec­tion of the town’s orig­i­nal walls.
Built before the city was even found­ed, it is posi­tioned in the out­skirts of the town. 

© 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.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: maryf.3d

A breeze from Brazil

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.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: t.stereophoto

Beneath the waves

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. 

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