VSC Team

How it all started

In July 2020 four 3D hob­by­ists came togeth­er to fill a void in the stere­og­ra­phy world. A place where every­one could feel wel­come. And just like that, a new com­mu­ni­ty was formed under the name Brook­lyn Stereo­scop­ic Asso­ci­a­tion.

Soon after the first live meet­ing the BSA and the Stere­osite joined forces: The pre­sen­ta­tions that were giv­en at a BSA live meet­ing would be pub­lished on Stere­osite and authors of arti­cles were invit­ed to present at a meet­ing as well. The cen­ter­piece of each meet­ing were two pre­sen­ta­tions about a broad vari­ety of 3D relat­ed topics.

In March 2021, it was time for anoth­er update of our unique com­mu­ni­ty. Our main goals with this update were to have some­thing of inter­est for all mem­bers at each meet­ing and to stream­line club admin­is­tra­tion — all while keep­ing the wel­com­ing and friend­ly atmos­phere we’ve all enjoyed so much. Changes included:

  • Mov­ing to month­ly meetings
  • Hav­ing short­er talks so we can bring mem­bers a history/collecting talk, a stereo pho­tog­ra­phy show­case, a tuto­r­i­al and a com­mu­ni­ty activ­i­ty at every meeting
  • Mov­ing con­tent from the BSC web­site to the Stere­osite website
  • And final­ly, chang­ing our name to Vir­tu­al Stereo­scop­ic Com­mu­ni­ty as we feel this bet­ter suits our ongo­ing mis­sion: Con­nect­ing peo­ple from all over the world online to share their passion.

Our Team Members

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.

Insta­gram-pro­file: pm.stereophotos

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.

Insta­gram-pro­file: maryf.3d

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. 

Insta­gram-pro­file: vanessa.grein

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.

E‑mail: stacey@stereosite.com

Former Team Members

  • Kei­ta Wan­gari, USA
  • André Ruiter, Netherlands
  • Ian Fer­ence, USA