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.
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.
Anna Grimbs (Bavaria, Germany)
My fascination with stereoscopy started in June 2020. While scrolling through Instagram I wondered why some people were uploading two similar pictures side by side. Because I’d been interested in photography since I was a kid, I started doing some research. I was fascinated to find out that you could actually take your own 3D pictures just with your phone’s camera. But I had no clue how to view them. I immediately tried taking my own stereo pictures though.
After two weeks of eye training and a little guidance from the Instagram community I finally managed to free-view my own photos for the first time. A new world of crazy opportunities to capture wonderful moments appeared right in front of me. In December of 2020, I founded a small stereo club for teenagers like me who want to dive deeper into the world of stereo-photography.