in alphabetical order
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.