VSC Meeting, November 2021

Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 pm EDT / 18:00 GMT / 8:00 pm CEST

Join our next meet­ing! We’re going to take you on a trip to the under­world, show you where art meets real­i­ty and how to analyse a par­tial col­lec­tion of stereo glass slides.

Photographer Spotlight

Where Art Meets Reality

Lind­say Cole

„COVID-19 and the sub­se­quent lock­down saw me grow­ing bored of the same old scenery. My stereo-sub­jects were lim­it­ed to those in my home and the nature around it, and while I do love the forests, there are only so many ways they can be pho­tographed.  I start­ed exper­i­ment­ing with stereo-edits to add a bit more excite­ment to the pho­tos I took, and when lock­down end­ed my exper­i­ments con­tin­ued!  I’m a busy stu­dent but love to find time for all my hob­bies, and the images in this exhib­it were a great way for me to com­bine my love of visu­al art and stereopho­tog­ra­phy into one.“

3D Trends

A Trip To The Underworld

Mary Fri­argiu

„I’ll be tak­ing you on a trip to the Under­world, where tiny skele­tons with glow­ing red eyes — rep­re­sent­ing souls in Hell — embark on var­i­ous adven­tures. Fol­low­ing the orig­i­nal 1860s Dia­b­leries tra­di­tion, I have giv­en my own take to such dev­il­ish scenes – start­ing from crazy par­ties to dis­co days, end­ing with a detailed exam­i­na­tion on each of the Sev­en Dead­ly Sins — recre­at­ing the orig­i­nal tis­sue-stereo cards mag­ic in dig­i­tal format.“

Collecting / History

Dissecting Gueidan: Analysis of a Partial Collection of Great War Stereography

Ian Fer­ence

“In Sep­tem­ber, I received 148 slides cre­at­ed by one Cl. Guei­dan, a pho­tog­ra­ph­er serv­ing with the French Army in 1914–1915. The stere­og­ra­phy was uni­ver­sal­ly excel­lent. The range of sub­jects was stag­ger­ing: the ruins of Cler­mont Cathe­dral and the Château de Soupir; an (as-of-this-pro­mo­tion­al-snip­pet) uniden­ti­fied hos­pi­tal; the pre­sen­ta­tion of medals to a Mar­souin (colo­nial) reg­i­ment; numer­ous scenes of Kitch­en­er and Jof­fre and oth­er mem­bers of High Com­mand. While won­der­ful to behold, such a col­lec­tion rais­es new ques­tions with every slide. How com­plete is this body of work? How might it have come about? What does it mean, and why is it impor­tant? In this Remem­brance Sun­day talk, I will dis­cuss the foren­sic chal­lenges of acquir­ing such a won­der­ful group of arti­facts — and I might even answer a few of those questions!”

Meeting Info

At the meet­ing time, go to vsc.stereosite.com to join. Please use a nick­name cor­re­spond­ing with your sub­scrip­tion so that we can iden­ti­fy you in the wait­ing room.

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