Keita Wangari (Palo Alto, California, USA)
Keita’s career has always been in technology and corporate design (currently she works as a senior user experience researcher in the heart of Silicon Valley in sunny California), so she tries to balance all that techie-ness by immersing herself in nature, dancing, music, and cloudspotting when she can. Keita’s love of stereoscopy, which is focused on the viewing devices, started when she stumbled across a Tru-Vue viewer in an antique shop 3 years ago and she’s since amassed a large collection of stereoscopes from all over the world, mostly from the mid-century time period (1935–1965). With her focus on stereoscopes, she’s particularly fond of branded viewers used for advertising, folding viewers, cardboard viewers, and viewers that use 35mm stereo filmstrips (Tru-Vue, De Vry, Novelview, Filmoscope, etc.)
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.
Mary Friargiu (Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy)
I developed my passion for photography during the past couple of years. My interest in stereoscopy, came from the re-establishment of The London Stereoscopic Company and Dr. Brian May’s encouragement to take stereo photographs. I’ve been intrigued by his stereographs, so when I discovered that I could make my own stereo pictures, I was keen to learn everything about stereoscopy. To me, it’s the best way to connect with everything that surrounds me. I use my Smartphone camera (Samsung Galaxy A41) to take stereos; my favourite subjects are landscapes and flowers.
Vanessa Grein (Aachen, Germany)
My stereo journey really began in 2020. When I started sharing my first stereo photoson Instagram, I experienced a lovely warm welcome by the stereo community and was encouraged to keep on doing them. Many of the photographers have their signature styles and I was looking for something new. After experimenting a lot I decided to combine my two passions — painting and stereoscopy — and came up with stereoscopic nebula drawings. Now I post a mix of nebulae, abstract drawings and stereo photos. In real life I work as a spokeswoman in Aachen, Germany. Before that I was a Social Media Manager for more than 10 years and I’m still passionate about that.
Stacey Doyle Ference (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Stacey Doyle Ference is an archivist at the New York Public Library with a specialization in audio and moving image collections. A newcomer to the field of stereography, she is mainly drawn to the historical subjects and has a particular interest in mid-century topics, classical erotica, and anything kitsch. Stacey enjoys finding contextual information to give a greater appreciation of the image. As an archivist, she is drawn to order, filing, and all that comes with the building and maintenance of collections.