Freezing the movement of light

Each light trails project is a new expe­ri­ence in terms of results. Of course, as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er, I have a spe­cif­ic idea of the stereo I want to cre­ate, and set up my shoot accord­ing­ly. Then I observe the lights while shoot­ing and imag­ine how the final stereo would look. But I make my ulti­mate deci­sions dur­ing post-pro­cess­ing, and trans­late my vision in its final form- some­times I cre­ate and “paint” a pic­ture out of a col­lec­tion of sin­gle pics (see the Cen­tral stereo), or let a sin­gle shot speak for itself (see Knaben­schiessen as example)….

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Thomas Asch (Zürich, Switzerland)

The Col­lec­tor: In the ear­ly 1980s I found at a flea mar­ket a bun­dle of View­mas­ter reels with a view­er and this was the spark for enthu­si­as­tic col­lect­ing of stere­oscopy until today. My col­lec­tion con­sists of stereo cards, View­mas­ter and of course “hard­ware” such as Stere­o­scopes and Cam­eras. 
The Pho­tog­ra­ph­er: In 1983 I bought a  Revere from the 50s as my first Stere­o­cam­era and short­ly after that a View Mas­ter Per­son­al Cam­era to begin cre­at­ing my own stereo pho­tog­ra­phy. Main stereo sub­jects in the fol­low­ing years were my fam­i­ly and trav­el pho­tos on var­i­ous trips.  After my retire­ment from an IT job, five years ago, my activ­i­ties and pre­ten­sions as stereo pho­tog­ra­ph­er broad­ened sig­nif­i­cant­ly.

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