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Jane Sabini (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

I am an ele­men­tary school library-media spe­cial­ist and tech­nol­o­gy instruc­tor in real life. I have been explor­ing stereo-pho­tog­ra­phy since 2015. If you fol­low the Insta­gram stere­oscopy com­mu­ni­ty, you are like­ly famil­iar with the flo­ral stere­os with back­grounds removed that have become my sig­na­ture style. I refer to this work as my ‘dra­ma edits’. You will find a gallery of my work in this style here on the Stere­osite.

But, ini­tial­ly I became inter­est­ed in stere­oscopy through the LSC pub­li­ca­tion Dia­b­leries. Inspired by the res­ur­rect­ed work of sculp­tors Habert and Hen­neti­er I began pho­tograph­ing pos­able skele­tons at the end of my din­ing room table, which result­ed in my first whim­si­cal Dia­b­leries Noël series dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son of 2016. Pic­ture here is one of my mod­ern Dia­b­leries stereo pairs, which was fea­tured in Dr. Bri­an May’s book talk upon release of the sec­ond edi­tion of LSC’s Dia­b­leries.

I am thrilled to have been able to intro­duce young stu­dents to the mag­ic of stereo-pho­tog­ra­phy. They are always astound­ed to learn that the per­cep­tu­al con­cepts behind the vir­tu­al real­i­ty con­tent they enjoy so much were actu­al­ly pio­neered in the 1800s. The Dia­b­leries are most like­ly to appear dur­ing Octo­ber and Decem­ber. The flo­ral dra­ma edits abound always.

Insta­gram-pro­file: lunawest

© Jane Sabi­ni

Sangeeta Dhawan (Los Angeles, California, USA)

I am Sangee­ta Dhawan, a bio-sci­en­tist and a pho­tog­ra­phy enthu­si­ast liv­ing in Los Ange­les. I took up pho­tog­ra­phy about ten years ago, as an exer­cise in mind­ful­ness and to appre­ci­ate the beau­ty around me. Inspired by the beau­ti­ful books pub­lished by Lon­don Stereo­scop­ic Com­pa­ny and the work of sev­er­al amaz­ing stereo-pho­tog­ra­phers on Insta­gram, I start­ed my jour­ney into the world of stereo-pho­tog­ra­phy in 2019. 

As some­one who looks at things at the cel­lu­lar lev­el on a dai­ly basis, I was par­tic­u­lar­ly drawn to macro stereo pho­tog­ra­phy. I also love find­ing unin­tend­ed stereo-pairs in my cam­era roll from back when I did not know any­thing about stereo pho­tog­ra­phy and mak­ing my own stere­os. Some of these work sur­pris­ing­ly well, and it is always a great joy to visu­al­ize an old mem­o­ry in stereo for­mat. I have also dab­bled a bit in con­vert­ing 2D pho­tographs to stere­opairs and enjoy exper­i­ment­ing with stere­oscopy, such as using lay­ers and blend­ing to make inter­est­ing stere­opairs. All of my stereo-pho­tos are tak­en sequen­tial­ly, most­ly with an iPhone, and some­times with a DSLR. 

Stereo-pho­tog­ra­phy has the pow­er to trans­form the mun­dane into mag­i­cal. That’s my kind of mag­ic. I look for­ward to con­tin­ue shar­ing my stereo adven­tures with you. You can enjoy a small selec­tion of my macro and nature stere­os at the Stere­osite gallery and the Brook­lyn Stereo­scop­ic Com­mu­ni­ty blog, and fol­low my stereo jour­ney on Insta­gram.

Insta­gram-pro­file: musiquenon­stop

© Sangee­ta Dhawan

David Starkman (Culver City, California, USA)

I joined the Los Ange­les 3‑D Club in Sep­tem­ber 1977, and start­ed 3‑D with the View-Mas­ter Per­son­al Stereo Cam­era, then the Wol­len­sak Stereo 10, and for ten years or so I used a Busch Veras­cope F40. If you would like to know more vis­it the Sup­port pan­el page.

Insta­gram-pro­file: davidestark­man

© David Stark­man