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Gisela Anna Kölsch (Munich, Germany)

I nev­er knew of stereo pho­tog­ra­phy until 13 years ago, when I joined a pho­tog­ra­phy com­mu­ni­ty and saw those “strange” dou­ble pic­tures. At first I didn’t know what that was all about, but then I got hooked. Toys are my favourite sub­jects, espe­cial­ly dinosaurs and oth­er fig­ures. I’m not a per­fect pho­tog­ra­ph­er, my true pas­sion is edit­ing pho­tos and cre­at­ing spe­cial frames for my stere­os. I take all my stereo pairs sequen­tial­ly, using the so called ‘cha-cha’ method.

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© Gisela Anna Kölsch

David Kuntz (Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA)

I start­ed in 3D pho­tog­ra­phy with a Stereo Real­ist cam­era in 1978, and have been an active mem­ber of the LA 3D Club (Stereo Club of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia) since 1980.  Today, I shoot dig­i­tal 3D with a vari­ety of twin cam­era rigs.  My work often involves dig­i­tal­ly manip­u­lat­ed and com­put­er gen­er­at­ed imagery.  I am also an avid stereo card mak­er and par­tic­i­pate in sev­er­al of the Stereo­scop­ic Soci­ety of Amer­i­ca (SSA) print folios. In addi­tion, I am the NSA Trea­sur­er, and was Edi­tor of Stere­oscopy mag­a­zine for eight years. Besides 3D pho­tog­ra­phy, I have had a life­long inter­est in astron­o­my. I have a degree in Physics, and orig­i­nal­ly thought I might pur­sue that field pro­fes­sion­al­ly, but end­ed up work­ing in the laser indus­try, instead. I live just out­side of Los Ange­les with my wife Lucy, our dog Hub­ble, and a large num­ber of Monarch but­ter­flies. We have one son, Joshua.

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© David Kuntz

Pascal Martiné (Mainz, Germany)

I’m the founder and web­mas­ter of the stere­osite. Even though I start­ed my stereo­scop­ic jour­ney as a col­lec­tor of stereo­scop­ic antiques I soon tried to take my own stereo pho­tos. If you would like to know more vis­it the About me page.

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© Pas­cal Mar­t­iné

Diego Manuel Rangel Ruiz  (Interlaken, New York, USA)

My stereo­scop­ic jour­ney was kin­dled in child­hood with the expe­ri­ence of View-Mas­ter, but the intense study of con­vey­ing depth and sto­ry telling real­ly began in 2008 when I built my first twin rig. It has tak­en years to under­stand the vari­ables that are unique to stereo pho­tog­ra­phy; my cus­tom cam­era rigs have evolved to facil­i­tate cap­tur­ing under more dynam­ic and demand­ing con­di­tions. In the past 6 years, my focus has been on trav­el­ing in an attempt to find the heart of this Nation through stereo pho­tog­ra­phy. The cur­rent Nikon D90 rig has been instru­men­tal in mak­ing a line of muse­um grade stereo cards and images for sev­er­al pub­lished, bound col­lec­tions of stereo imagery. My inter­est lies with mak­ing images in-cam­era, as envi­sioned, with a min­i­mal amount of post pro­cess­ing. Patient­ly wait­ing for the right light with inten­tion­al com­po­si­tion and uncom­mon lens­es have been my tools for cre­at­ing images that stand on their own in 3D and 2D. My goals are: con­tin­u­ing the devel­op­ment of new devices for tricky stereo shoot­ing, and assist­ing new and sea­soned shoot­ers with their own stereo­scop­ic jour­ney. Ok, ready? Let’s do this!

Web­site: www.stereoscopejourney.com
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© Diego Manuel Rangel Ruiz

David Starkman (Culver City, California, USA)

I joined the Los Ange­les 3‑D Club in Sep­tem­ber 1977, one month after mar­ry­ing Susan Pin­sky.  I 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. Around 1990 I began using a cus­tom full 35mm SLR rig, fol­lowed by the RBT X2 and RBT S1 cam­eras. In 2014, I switched to dig­i­tal and am cur­rent­ly using a Fuji­film W3 and twin SonyP200 rig. I was Pres­i­dent of the LA 3D Club (www.la3dclub.com) from 1981 to 1982. In addi­tion, I served as Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor for many years, and am cur­rent­ly co-Club Archivist with Susan. I have been “Newviews” co-Edi­tor for “Stereo World” mag­a­zine since 1981. A mem­ber of the Nation­al Stereo­scop­ic Asso­ci­a­tion, The Stereo­scop­ic Soci­ety (UK) and the Inter­na­tion­al Stereo­scop­ic Union, I have made a full-time liv­ing in 3‑D from 1984 to 2006 with Reel 3‑D Enter­pris­es (www.reel3d.com). My Beginner’s 3‑D guides on the LA 3D Club web site, and on their archives, and on the StereoPho­toMak­er down­load page.

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© David Stark­man