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.
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.
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.