Events Archives

September 1, 1997

Highway U.S.A & The Dimensional Frontier

Inaugural Event: Friday, September 19, 1997 7:30 PM

Fall 1997


Highway U.S.A is a spectacular 3D slide show originally produced by a paving equipment manufacturer for the 1948 Construction Exposition and Road Show in Chicago. One-hundred full-color stereo views spanning 20,000 miles of highway from Broadway to Bryce canyon capture all the grandeur of America and many lovely automobiles. Accompanied by the original soundtrack, featuring narration by Paul Harvey. Graciously provided by the Oliver Wendell Holmes Research Library.


The Dimensional Frontier: National Stereoscopic Association board member and Starlog Magazine editor David Hutchison presents a survey of 3D imaging applications past and present. From the parlor stereoscope to VR, to his own work behind the scenes at science-fiction film sets, every aspect of 3D is covered through a wide variety of images.

Free and open to the public. Bring your own polarizing glasses if possible.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 769–5658 or Email at

January 1, 1998

Glimpse of Tibet & Black & White – Then & Now

Saturday, January 10th, 1998 at 7:00 pm
Winter 1998

In the newly renovated Linder Theatre
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th St.
Use 77th st. entrance, bear left past the big canoe and then right through to the end of the hall of molluscs.


From Ann Arbor, Michigan, courtesy of the World Circumnavigators Club, Leslie Fisher presents his Glimpse of Tibet. Using the Brackett Dissolver, Fisher projects over one-hundred arresting three-dimensional images accompanied by traditional music and his own commentary, tracing his journey across Tibet.

“Our visit to Tibet was a true adventure. We experienced the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the magnificent structure which is the former home of the Dalai Lama; visited remote monasteries with vermilion halls created above the clouds in the Himalayas; entered the cave of the ancient mystic Milarepa; we rode over 600 miles of unpaved highway from Lhasa to Katmandu passing through the heart of the Himalayas; witnessed rural farming in villages that still use techniques of farming from the middle ages; and had impressed upon us the plight of the Tibetans and the threat to their culture ... a fleeting glimpse of a unique people in a distant and magical land.”
– Les Fisher


Jon Golden is well-known in the 3D community as an importer of fine cameras and projectors from Germany's RBT company. He is also an accomplished photographer. Inspired by legendary stereo card photographers of the 19th century and the new possibilities of Agfa Scala film, Jon presents Black & White – Then & Now, a collection of vintage and antique views mixed and matched with his own. In many cases, the viewer will be challenged to tell whether he is looking at an image from the 1890's, the 1950's, or the present. Each image is purposefully sequenced to interact with the next, using the Brackett projector to full advantage. Jon will also take some time to show some RBT products and other tools for the stereo photographer.

Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please contact Greg Dinkins at 769-5658 or e-mail at

March 15, 1998

Eye To Eye: Wild Places-Wild Creatures & New York in Stereo

Saturday, April 4, 1998 7:00 pm
Spring 1998
The American Museum of Natural History - Linder Theatre
Use 77th st. entrance, bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.

Eye To Eye: Wild Places - Wild Creatures
Presented by Simon Bell


Simon Bell is a master nature photographer and stereo projectionist who brings 3D to the masses with his "Eye-to-Eye" nature books. Simon comes to New York all the way from Toronto to present us with a natural selection of his slithery, slimy best. Come face to face with snakes, spiders, and creatures from every kingdom as you’ve never seen them before... in fantastic 3D.



New York in Stereo:
New York Stereoscopic Society Members’ Exhibition

NYSS members present their own images of the city in a variety of 3D formats: From View-Master to stereo cards, from the Bronx to the Battery. Your chance to see the work of your NYSS colleagues, and present your own.

Free and open to the public. If you have any questions about participating in the Members Exhibition, becoming a member, or would like to contribute to the planning of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 769-5658 or email at

May 15, 1998

Stereo Club of Southern California: Slides of the Year Competition

Friday, June 26, 1998 7:00 pm
Summer 1998
The American Museum of Natural History – Blum Lecture Hall
Use 77th st. entrance, bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.


Stereo Club of Southern California: Slides of the Year Competition

SCSC has asked the New York Stereoscopic Society to judge its annual competition, selecting medal winners and best of category prize winners. Our panel of judges includes Sheldon Aronowitz, Dave Hutchison and Lynn Butler, with support from scorekeepers Eric Drysdale and Mike Zohn and guest projectionist Jon Golden.

This is a rare opportunity to see some of the best 3D work being done today in the country's oldest and most established stereophotography community. We will view approximately 100 slides, then pause for our usual show-and-tell while the votes are tallied and the best of category contestants are selected. Tables and bulletin boards will be available for NYSS members to share their own work.

Many NYSS members are planning to attend the National Stereoscopic Association Convention in Richmond, Virginia this August 5-9. More information about the convention programs will be available at the meeting.

NYSS meetings are free and open to the public. If you have any questions about becoming a member, or would like to contribute to the planning of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 769-5658 or email

September 15, 1998

Representing the Other: Stereographs as Popular Ethnography

Friday, October 23, 7:30 PM
Fall 1998
The American Museum of Natural History - Blum Lecture Hall
Use 77th st. entrance, bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.

Savage Man-eaters of New Guinea

"fierce as they look, they are usually kind to their children…. Selfishness was not one of the vices of these people as it commonly is among more civilized people." – from the accompanying text on reverse of card.

Representing the Other: Stereographs as Popular Ethnography

Marilyn Morton will present an illustrated lecture based on her studies of ethnocentricity in stereoviews. Her 3-D slide show is part of an ongoing project to define the impact of stereoviews in media history. She was recently awarded a PhD from Emory University for her dissertation "The Social Stereoscope: Issues in American Cultural History." An active stereo photographer herself, Dr. Morton is co-founder of the Atlanta Stereographic Association, and an officer in the International Stereoscopic Union. She currently teaches at the Atlanta College of Art.

After her talk there will be some announcements, then our usual informal show-and-tell when members share there own work in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.


Free and open to the public

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 769–5658 or email

March 15, 1999

Medium Format Magic

Friday, April 30, 7:30 PM
Spring 1999
The American Museum of Natural History – Leonhardt People Center
The People Center is on the second floor just off the Hall of African People. Use the 77th St. entrance. It is directly above the Kaufmann/Linder/Blum Theater complex where our meetings are normally held.


Medium format stereo photography has attracted a devoted following of practitioners captivated by the enhanced detail and immersive quality of the 3D images. New York Stereoscopic Society member Tom Deering will share his experience addressing the challenges of medium format (MF) stereo. Tom gives sources for cameras, viewers, processing and mounting supplies, with cost comparisons to more common stereo formats. He will also give a number of online resources for information and equipment. Tom will demonstrate in viewers and in projection the bright crisp images obtainable in medium format, even with inexpensive off-the-shelf cameras. The presentation will cover the advantages and limitations of single-camera stereo.

Since no medium format stereo projectors have ever been manufactured, this evening's presentation is a rare treat. Using a pair of standard MF projectors, Tom will project medium format stereo images from several New York Stereo Society members, as well as a collection of his own work from recent travels in the Czech Republic.

Experimenter and inventor Tom Deering has been an amateur photographer for almost twenty years. In addition to taking stereo photographs, Tom enjoys building his own stereo cameras. He took his first stereo photos with a camera he devised, and has created several cameras since then. Tom is a computer consultant in Manhattan. He and his wife Pat share a cozy apartment and aviary near Central Park.

The evening meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.

Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 212-769-5658 or email

May 15, 1999

Frank Lloyd Wright and the 3rd Dimension

Friday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Summer 1999
The American Museum of Natural History – Linder Theater
Use the 77th St. entrance. Bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.


Frank Lloyd Wright wrote that "the only photograph that can be made of architecture is three-dimensional." Wright saw that stereoscopic photography conveys spatial and textural information absent in ordinary, flat photography. Michael Kaplan surveys the history, theory and practice of stereographic representation of architecture. The advantages and potential of stereo photography in architectural study is illustrated with full-color, three-dimensional slides of buildings from ancient Greece to Fallingwater, and recounts Wright’s own passionate interest in this compelling medium.

Michael Kaplan is Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he taught architectural design and theory. Winner of the AIA Education Honors Award in 1991, he is a licensed architect and has lectured and published widely on cultural aspects of architecture. His stereoscopic lectures have been presented at the National Building Museum, Columbia University, and many other prominent architecture schools. As founding partner in View*Productions, Mr. Kaplan has embarked on a project to publish examples of 20th-century architecture in 3-D on View-Master reels.

The evening meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.

Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 212-769-5658 or email

September 15, 1999

Nocturnal Moments–Waking Dreams & The Color of Nature

Friday, October 29, 7:30 PM – Two 3D Slide shows
Fall 1999
The American Museum of Natural History – Linder Theater
Use the 77th St. entrance. Bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.

Nocturnal Moments – Waking Dreams


Lynn Butler will project the newest creation in her life-long work using animals as "partners" in making photographic images. Lynn has published and exhibited photographs around the world. Her most recent book is Imperiled Landscapes, Endangered Legends, published by Rizzoli/Universe. She began to work in 3D in 1995. This slide show is derived from a dream series exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art earlier this year. Some StereoJet prints from that exhibit will be displayed at the meeting, along with two anaglyph phantograms.

The Color of Nature


Larry Miller will present three-dimensional landscape photographs from the American West (including slot canyons), a group of "starry landscapes" and black-and-white infrared work. Larry’s 2D pictures have been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh and at the British Museum of Natural History. The stereo camera is an essential tool in his field kit, and this group of pictures is the result of many years work.

Both artists will introduce their work and take questions from the audience. The meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.

Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 212-769-5658 or email

February 15, 2000

New Yorkers Adorned and Transformed

Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM – 3D SLIDE SHOW
Winter 2000
American Museum of Natural History – Linder Theater
Use the 77th St. entrance. Bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.


Michael Anstendig will present a two-part photographic study of some unique statements of identity and individuality. His photographs from the International Tattoo Convention include tattoo artists at work, competition at the convention, and a showcase of tattoos on backs, legs and arms. In contrast to the tattoo convention, Mike will show an outing to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. These photographs feature a range of costumed revelers indulging the opportunity to temporarily transform themselves. The presentation coincides with the AMNH exhibition Body Art – Marks of Identity, on view now in the new Fourth Floor Gallery.

Michael Anstendig is a professional publicist specializing in corporate identity management. He used a 1950’s Stereo Realist camera for these projects. The show will be projected in 3D using a vintage TDC projector. Polarizing glasses will be provided.


The meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.

Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 212-769-5658 or email

March 15, 2000

Stereo Photography in The New York Public Library & Els Estequirots de les Rambles

Friday, April 14, 7:00 PM – TWO PROGRAMS
Spring 2000
American Museum of Natural History – Linder Theater – 3D SLIDE SHOW
Use the 77th St. entrance. Bear left past the big canoe and then right, through to the end of the hall of molluscs.

Stereo Photography in The New York Public Library presented by Julia Van Haaften

Julia Van Haaften, Curator of Photographs in the New York Public Library’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints & Photographs, will speak about the library’s holdings of stereo photographs. She will feature remarks on the development of the library’s website displaying the Robert Dennis Collection of stereo views. The website will be projected and Ms. Van Haaften will demonstrate its features for searching the collection, viewing images, and ordering reproductions. For more information see:


Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge
From the Robert Dennis Collection, New York Public Library

Els Estequirots de les Rambles

Carles Moner, visiting from Barcelona, Spain, will present a short 3D slide show on the "living sculptures" in this famous city street. Mr. Moner is director of the Eurostereo Foundation and will speak on the Foundation’s efforts to promote stereo photography.

The meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room.

Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, or would like to help in the planning/preparation of NYSS events, please call Greg Dinkins at 212-769-5658 or email

October 15, 2000

StereoJets: International Perspectives & A 3D Tribute to David Hutchison

Friday, November 3, 7:00 PM
Fall 2000
StereoJets: International Perspectives


David Burder, of 3-D Images, London, UK and Peter Sinclair, of Stereographic Arts in Toronto, Ontario, will present a variety of StereoJet 3D transparencies and reflective prints up to 16 by 22." Peter will share his innovative use of historical images in this newest 3D print technology and also show his acclaimed lenticular prints. David's stereoscopic images were often used in the early demonstrations of the StereoJet, and he became one of its first licensed practitioners. He will answer questions relating to this process, and also show his latest camera design, the Stereo Macrolist.

A 3D Tribute to David Hutchison

Author Photo for “Fantastic 3D” – Stereo Composite by Steve Aubrey

Susan Pinsky and David Starkman of Reel-3D in Los Angeles present their beautiful memorial to this great writer, photographer and proponent of 3D imaging. The show includes much of his best photography, including infrared stereo and many fascinating behind-the-scenes photographs of science-fiction film shoots.

Stereography: A Fresher Portrayal

Designed to showcase the Stereo Club of Southern California from 1955 to the present, "Fresher Portrayal" represents the work of more than 55 different stereographers. Techniques range from close-ups, hyperstereos, portraits, trick stereo, sandwiches, composites, to macro and natural beauty. Explored in mini sequences, each set to appropriate music and narration. A timeless classic brought to us by Susan Pinsky and David Starkman.

The meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room. Many other special guests and out-of-town members will be present for this meeting, including Jon Golden and Jan Burandt of 3D Concepts.

January 15, 2001

Making and Collecting 3D Thrills

Friday, February 9, 7:00 PM
Winter 2001
Making and Collecting 3D Thrills presented by Sheldon Aronowitz

Joe Dimaggio and Gov. George Pataki in the Yankees Tickertape Parade, 1999

It has been said that no one gets more joy from 3D than Sheldon Aronowitz. His interests comprise a history of 20th century 3D media, with extensive collections of View-Master Reels and lenticular prints, as well as True-View Strips, holograms, 3D books, Stori-View, Radex, Colorscope, Novel-View, anaglyph publications, stereo view cards, vectograms and 3D advertising props. He will show some favorite pieces and share several lists used by avid collectors of uncommon stereo media.

A 3D slide show is the centerpiece of the evening, offering a sample of Sheldon’s many personal photographic endeavors, focused mostly on New York City street life. Wigstock, Times Square, the Thanksgiving parade, the "annual" Yankees tickertape parades, Coney Island, and public art in Grand Central Station are among the topics that have earned his attention. A series of scenic and wide hyperstereo views shot in Arizona, Utah and Nevada are included in the show.

Mr. Aronowitz is generous with his time and resources to the benefit of 3D fans. He is a reviewer and reporter for Stereo World and Inside 3-D magazines. He produced the View-Master pack that accompanies the Imax movie Across the Sea of Time, among others. Currently in production and soon to be released is a 3-reel pack on Times Square New Year’s Eve, photographed in conjunction with fellow NYSS member John Zelenka. A rare lenticular photo from his collection was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s recent Fame After Photography Exhibition.

After the presentation, Sheldon will take questions relating to methods, equipment, or the independent production of View-Master packs.

The meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room. Polarized 3D glasses will be provided.

March 15, 2001

Beneath the Sea in 3D

Friday, April 20, 7:00 PM
Spring 2001
Beneath the Sea in 3D presented by Mark Blum

Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), Little Cayman Island

Renowned 3D photographer and naturalist Mark Blum will show many of his favorite 3D images acquired on diving expeditions to the South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Galapagos Islands, and his native California coast. Marks' years of research and experimentation in underwater stereo photography allow him to capture a vision of the marine environment that is unavailable even to experienced divers. This show features many previously unpublished images. The AMNH Museum Shop will offer Mr. Blum's unique series of 3D books for purchase and signing at the meeting.


The meeting will include some announcements, and our usual informal show-and-tell when members share their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards around the room. Polarized 3D glasses will be provided.

Free and open to the public

To reach tonight's speaker:

Undersea 3D
840 Walnut Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

April 15, 2001

Rockets in Sprockets

American Museum of Natural History's
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival presents:
Rockets in Sprockets: Multimedia Explorations of Space


A series of monthly events from February to June 2001 to celebrate
the first anniversary of the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Red-Blue Glasses Revisited: A 3-D Journey through Space and Time


In the 1940s the Hayden Planetarium produced a series of 3-D illustrations to explain celestial navigation. These images inspried the career of artist Gerald Marks, renowned worldwide for his 3-D installations. This stellar 3-D slide show about inner and outer space blends yesterday's images with today's digital technology.

This program is part of the series Rockets in Sprockets: Multimedia Explorations of Space presented by the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival in recognition of the first anniversary of the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

June 15, 2001

VRex Digital Salon

Friday, July 12, 7:00 PM
Summer 2001



New York Stereoscopic Society member David Swift and his colleagues from VRex will demonstrate their stereoscopic digital projector using images submitted by fellow NYSS members. The presentation includes samples of 3D movies and other work produced by VRex.


VRex offers a free download of their Depthcharge Developer Studio (DDS) software to assist members in preparing their images for the Salon. Follow this link to download the software, or follow the step-by-step instructions to do it yourself with Photoshop or another image editor.


The format for the evening will be similar to our previous summer salons, when members show about 7 images reflecting a sample of their current work or past favorites. We will have the opportunity to learn more about digital 3D projection, as well as the chance to see the work of fellow members. See you there!

September 20, 2001

Patterns and Structures in Nature's Small Spaces & The Response to 9/11

Saturday, October 13, 7:00 PM
Fall 2001
Patterns and Structures in Nature's Small Spaces presented by Roger Richmond


Roger Richmond will share the architectural inspiration found in close-up 3D views of nature. He has presented numerous 3D slide shows on art, architecture, and design expression, most recently for the National Stereoscopic Association meeting and for Stereo New England. Drawing on 14 years of stereo photography experience, he now specializes in macro 3D photography in nature. This slide show was developed for use in his studio classes to demonstrate architectural design concepts. It features macro images from Africa, South America, and the eastern United States. He will use an RBT stereo projector for the presentation. Polarized glasses will be provided.

Mr. Richmond is a registered architect and the national competition designer of Maine's Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Maine. In addition to his teaching, he is a design consultant and partner in SpaceTherapy, a design/behavior post-occupancy analysis firm. He was the first architect commissioned by NASA to design zero and artificial gravity living environments on space stations and planetary fly-by missions. His work and research for NASA in Hostile Environmental Design continued at the University of Pennsylvania while studying conceptual architectural design theory with Louis Kahn. Mr. Richmond lives in South Freeport, Maine with his wife Beverly, and twin teenagers, Peter and Molly.

The Response to 9/11


Several NYSS members have photographed the inspirational civic response to the World Trade Center tragedy. A selection of these images will be projected at the end of the meeting. If you have 3D slides that would be appropriate to include in this commemoration, please contact

January 15, 2002

Seneca Ray Stoddard – Adirondack Photographer and Conservationist

Friday, February 22, 7:00 PM
Winter 2002
Seneca Ray Stoddard – Adirondack Photographer and Conservationist
presented by Stuart Stiles


NYSS member Stuart Stiles worked with author and collector Guenther Bauer to create a slide show on the work of this important Victorian-era photographer (and a pioneer in eco-tourism). Seneca Ray Stoddard brought a light touch to his views of 19th century vacationers in a vast wild region made newly accessible by rail and a post-war economic boom. Stoddard’s stereoviews and magic lantern shows helped convince the New York State Assembly to create the Adirondack Park in 1892.

Stiles was inspired by Bauer’s 1996 article in Stereo World. Working from the author’s extensive collection of Stoddard views, he undertook the digital restoration and mounting required for a slide show. Several unretouched prints will be exhibited to demonstrate the image editing work. Stiles Studio produces Modern Magic Lantern Theater shown the Museum Packet series of historic stereoscopic collections, and the Book Viewer for stereo print pairs. Stuart and his son Greg have delighted audiences at historical societies, museums, colleges and the National Stereoscopic Association with their shows and publications.

The meeting will include some announcements, and an informal time after the presentation when members show and discuss their own work (in any format) in viewers or on bulletin boards.

July 15, 2002

Members Salon 2002

Thursday, August 1, 7pm
Summer 2002

Mark your calendars now for the the Summer 2002 New York Stereoscopic
Society Meeting on Thursday August 1 at 7pm in Kaufmann Auditorium of the
American Museum of Natural History. This is our "Summer Salon" for members to show a sampling of recent work or gems from their collection.

If you would like to participate, please drop us a note at so that we can prepare for projection needs. Realist format, 2x2x2, and Viewmaster can be accommodated, so please contact to reserve a spot on the program. Members are always welcome to bring images to show in viewers or on our bulletin boards.

Several NYSS members attended the National Stereoscopic Association
convention in Riverside, California July 11-14, where Sheldon Aronowitz and
John Zelenka presented their 3D show on New York's recovery efforts
since September 11. An earlier version of their show was presented at our
Fall 2001 meeting. For more information about the convention, see

Participants: Sheldon Aronowitz, Bob Swarthe, Michael Sullivan, Stuart Stiles, Greg Stiles, Eric Hall, Jay Holmes, Greg Dinkins, Bob Schaffer, Jim Harp, Ted Papoulas, John Billingham, Adam Beckerman, Joe Pedoto, Jerry Marks & Gene Tulchin

September 15, 2002

Electric City: A 3-D Visit to Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition

Thursday, October 24, 7 pm
Fall 2002

A multimedia 3D slide show produced by NYSS member Paul Pasquarello that tells the story of the 1901 Pan Am Exposition.

The featured presentation will be Electric City, the multimedia 3D slide show produced by NYSS member Paul Pasquarello with support from the New York Power Authority. The show tells the story of the 1901 Pan Am Exposition. It was shown at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society during 2001-2002 as part of the city's celebration of the centennial of the historic Exposition.

-The presentation is comprised of three parts. The first segment examines why Buffalo was chosen as host of this world fair. The second segment focuses on the importance of the newfound marvel of electricity. It concludes with a grand tour of the "Electric City," both under the light of day and under the electric lights powered by the mighty Niagara River.

-The show is written by Francis Kowsky and narrated by John Zach. To realize the project, more than 100 original stereoviews were borrowed from public and private collections around the country. They were scanned at high resolution and output to medium format slide film by Anne Dykstra with digital production and editing by John Weiksnar. The photos will be projected with two pairs of medium format projectors.

January 15, 2003

A Mid-Century Eye: Stereoviews by Max Margulis

Thursday, February 27, 7:00 PM
Winter 2003
A Mid-Century Eye: Stereoviews by Max Margulis
Presented by Greg Dinkins

Willem de Kooning in his studio, March 22, 1950

Max Margulis (1907-1996) was a musician, writer, and teacher whose influence on the New York artistic and performing community was strongly felt during his long career. As a co-founderof Blue Note Records and later as a music teacher and voice coach for singers and actors, he was involved in a wide range of creative expression. From 1949 through the 1960s, he was an active stereo photographer.

Within months of purchasing a Stereo Realist camera, Margulis undertook a series of portraits of artists in their studios. He was attracted to the tableaux of Lower East Side storefronts; in this context he also photographed candid street life and shopkeepers. He made many photographs of Cora Ginsburg and friends modeling her collection of 18th and 19th century clothing. He made stereo photographs on several trips to Mexico, often in the company of his friend Aaron Siskind. His family pictures also reflect his sophisticated eye, particularly when the subject was his beautiful and talented wife, Helen Finnell Margulis.

Greg Dinkins has restored and re-mounted hundreds of Max Margulis’s stereoviews. This presentation will include a selection of about 100 slides, with examples drawn from each category. It will be narrated with anecdotes assembled from dozens of interviews with his friends and family.

The meeting includes an informal time for viewing and discussing images after the presentation.

March 15, 2003

Stereo Workshops 2003

Sunday, April 6, 2 – 4 pm


The first New York Stereoscopic Society Teach-In will be held on Sunday, April 6 from 2-4pm in the Leonhardt People Center on the second floor of the American Museum of Natural History. The format will be something like a science fair. Members have volunteered to answer questions and offer demonstrations throughout the afternoon event. The goal is to facilitate participation in our "New York Portraits" group show for the summer Members Salon.

Topics will include:

• Mounting film for stereo projection
• Improving techniques with a Realist Format camera
• Creating stereo pairs with a single digital camera
• Using Photoshop to create digital anaglyph files (from scanned film or digital pairs)

Participants are not required to pre-register and there is no additional
fee for this workshop.

April 15, 2003

Exposing the Deep:Technology and the Art of Underwater Photography

Thursday, May 29, 7:00 PM
Spring 2003

Banded Coral Shrimp, Bonaire, 1996

Stereoscopic 3D photographer Ed Jameson will show images created on his dives in the vicinity of Bonaire and Curaçao, where he has become familiar with many individual animals in the coral reef environment. His work is presented in daily shows at the 3D Theater of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium in Netherlands Antilles. Jameson will contribute his three-dimensional perspective to a program that also features the renowned photographer, writer and cinematographer Norbert Wu ( showing his recent work.

These exceptional underwater photographers will discuss the unique technological challenges inherent to their media. Jameson will project polarized 3D stills and Wu will project digital video sequences (non-stereoscopic). The evening will be hosted by ichthyologist Dr. Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator at AMNH.

Presented in collaboration with the Art/Science Collision program series, this unique gathering of underwater photography talent commemorates the opening of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. The Hall opens to the public on May 17, 2003 after a two-year renovation.

Tickets $15, AMHH members $13.50

NYSS members may reserve a free ticket to this event by sending an email message to You may purchase tickets for guests through the Museum’s central reservation system, 212 -769 -5200 or on the web at, program code EL052903.

June 15, 2003

New York Portraits

Thursday, July 10, 7:00 PM

Summer 2003

John and Nathalie at the Flatiron, 1998.
Agfa Scala 200 black and white slide film, by Eric Drysdale

NYSS members are invited to submit up to 7 images for projection in the Summer Salon. The focus of the program is on portraits that illustrate the character of life in and around the city. Participants will prepare a brief statement identifying the subjects of each portrait and other information they may want to include about the photograph (approximately 25 words). All slides must be mounted in RBT mounts, labeled with title, name of photographer, and thumb spot in lower left corner of the mount. Digital anaglyph files will also be projected.

Please save files in pct, tif or jpg format at 768 pixels tall by up to 1028 pixels wide. Send files via email to or bring them on a CD. Members may narrate their own segment, but please bring a written copy for our Society archives.


• Participants arrive before 7pm to submit slides and files.

• 7:00-7:30 Informal discussions about images and techniques while slides are organized. Bulletin boards are available for prints and announcements.

• 7:30 Slides and anaglyphs are projected. If time permits, general interest images may be projected after the Portrait Show.

NYSS thanks 3D Concepts ( for donating the RBT Mounts used in this show.

April 15, 2004

Behind the Scenes at Ellis Island

Thursday, May 27th 7pm
Spring 2004

This hallway runs the length of Island # 3, connecting the powerhouse, morgue, measles wards, kitchen, administration building, isolation wards, nurse's residence, and staff house.

In collaboration with NYSS member Eric Byron, stereoscopic photographers Sheldon Aronowitz and Gary Schacker have spent the past year documenting the non-public buildings of Ellis Island, including haunting views of decaying structures in the complex. The slide sequence combines their current photographs with historic views from the Immigration Museum's collection.

June 15, 2004

NYSS Summer Salon

Thursday, July 29th 7pm
Summer 2004
Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History
Use the 77th Street entrance between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

Money folds, flag folds, and cats at the Origami USA Convention, June 2004.

The summer salon gives members an opportunity to make brief presentations of works in progress or experimental 3D images. We usually see an wide variety of images and some nice surprises. This year several members will show the results of our invitation to shoot the recent OrigamiUSA convention at FIT.

Please send a message to if you would like to project stereo slides or anaglyph digital files. The digital files should be tif format, 768 pixels tall and no more than 1028 pixels wide. Or simply bring your slides and viewer, stereo prints, lenticulars, or laptop computer to show images informally after the projections.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

September 15, 2004

Vamps and Virgins: The Evolution of Pin Up Photography from 1860 to 1960

Thursday, October 21, 7 pm

Fall 2004

The Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue, corner of 27th Street, NYC


Our main Fall Event is a special invitation for New York Stereoscopic Society members. Thursday, October 21 from 7-9pm, the Museum of Sex will host a reception for NYSS members to view their newest exhibition, "Vamps and Virgins: The Evolution of PinUp Photography from 1860 to 1960."

One part of the exhibition features several 3-D pictures from the 1950s, including a digital slide show and stereo film images displayed in Realist-Format viewers. The Museum is located at 233 Fifth Avenue, corner of 27th Street.

March 15, 2005

Spring 3D Workshop

Sunday. April 23, 2-5pm
Spring 2005
American Museum of Natural History
Leonhardt People Center, Second Floor

Trashasaurus Wrecks*

We'll have an informal time to share photography and digital processing techniques. The People Center is the perfect place for breakouts, rap sessions in the conversation pit, and deep encounters in the rooms with carpeted walls. Jim Harp will demonstrate making digital anaglyphs from stereo pairs, and show some of the large prints from his recent exhibition at the Portland 3D Center. Joe Pedoto will talk about capturing stereo pairs with a single digital camera and share his new skill in the false window technique shown above. Sheldon the Magnificent will show some of his magical vintage lenticulars, and we'll have some information available about a new lenticular camera and processing service. Other members will be available to help answer questions about shooting and mounting pictures from a vintage stereo camera.

Around 3:30, we will adjourn to the small theater in the People Center for some 3D projection. We're working on assembling some ViewMaster treasures for projection, so stay tuned for more information about the show.

*The Trashasaurus Wrecks is a sculpture 24 feet long and 16 feet high comprised entirely of materials recalimed form the garbage. It weighs one tone, representing the amount of trash the average American throws away each year. Trashasaurus Wrecks is on permanent display at the Children's Garbage Museum in Stratford, CT. This facility is also a recycling plant that serves 18 towns in Fairfield County. The CGM has educational exhibits, videos and a walkway that allows visitors to see the recycling process up close.

June 15, 2006

Around the World with Ethel Maier

Thursday, July 27, 7:00 PM
Summer 2006

Ethel Maier, Bamako Huts

Last year, Margery Bloom made a generous doantion to the NY Stereoscopic Society.
She gave us several hundred stereo slides made by her mother, Ethel Maier. Widowed at a young age, Mrs. Maier traveled throughout the world in the 1950s. She shot hundreds of pictures with her Stereo Realist, and meticulously dated and labeled them when she returned to New York. NYSS volunteers have been sorting, editing and remounting a selection of these classic pictures for this presentation.

Fall Meetings – To Be Announced. Members will recieve advance notice. Some wonderful programs are in the works, including a talk on the neurology of stereoscopic perception and a special event at Film Forum.

December 9, 2006

A Kettle of 3D Fun

Musicians in Belmont Park, by E. James Smith

Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 7pm
Fall 2006
Kettle of Fish
59 Christopher Street
(just east of Sheridan Square), NYC

A Kettle of 3D Fun
Fundraising Party to Purchase the Brackett Stereo Projector

At 7pm, stereoscopic artist Terry Wilson will show a variety of her phantograms, stereoviews and altered anaglyphs. Terry will have prints, cards and books for sale. At 8pm, the lights will dim and we'll start a series of 3D projections. These short programs include 3D Reflections by William Merideth, Eclectic New York by E. James Smith, and My Favorite Stuff by Eric Drysdale. We'll have breaks between each presentation for prize drawings, shopping and thirst quenching. As usual, all members are encouraged to bring images to show informally in stereo viewers.

Generous supporters have donated stereoscopic items for sale at the event. Susan Pinsky and David Starkman gave some informative (and hard-to-find) books on stereo image making. Several members have donated artworks and collectibles that will be for sale to raise money for the projector.

We'll have a raffle of 3 dimensionally dazzling creations, one after each show, with special guests drawing the winners. NYSS organizer Sheldon Aronowitz will coordinate the sales and raffle. Please let Sheldon know if you can contribute to the sale:, 201-837-9508.

For an article on Sheldon and his vast 3D holdings, This Collection Comes from Another Dimension go here.

Longtime NYSS supporter Stuart Stiles has loaned his wonderful Brackett projector for many NYSS events at Ellis Island, Film Forum, the American Museum of Natural History, and other venues in New York. Its bright lamps and zoom lenses allow us to show R-mount stereo images in these varied spaces. Now Stuart is giving our Society the opportunity to acquire this essential tool at a great price and keep it available in New York City for future NYSS events.

Please join us at this legendary Greenwich Village tavern for an evening of 3D exhibitions. All your favorite beverages are available at the cash bar, and we'll have snacks and treats while they last. Special thanks to Kettle of Fish owners Patrick and Adriane for making this event possible.

March 8, 2007

Love The Projector & Teaching Brain and Spine Surgery with 3D Images

Upcoming Events of the New York Stereoscopic Society

Love The Projector
Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm

Leonhardt People Center, 2nd Floor, American Museum of Natural History

Please use the Central Park West security entrance, down the ramp below the main staircase.

Here is an opportunity to put our new Brackett Projector to good use. Bring some of your slides mounted in Realist format and we'll show them on the silver screen. It's also the perfect time to ask questions about stereo image making. This will be an informal show-and-tell evening, a time to enjoy a variety of stereo images by our multi-talented members.

Teaching Brain and Spine Surgery with 3D Images
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm *Please note new date*

Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History
Please use the 77th street entrance.

Dr. Chun Siang Chen, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and co-author of the textbook Microsurgical Anatomy of the Skull Base, will share with us the latest stereo images and techniques that he uses in teaching neuroanatomy to medical students. The talk is tailored for laymen and will employ anaglyph projection.

Summer and Fall 2007

We'll have two more events later this year. One will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Stereoscopic Society. Also, plans are in the works for a 3D Comics Night. Stay tuned for more information!

April 16, 2007

NYSS Member Gerald Marks 3D Photography Progam


Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 PM
The Tank
279 Church Street
(between Franklin and White)

Gerald Marks will give a showing of his 3-D photography, from around 1979, projected from the original Kodachrome film.

He will open with some work by a mystery photographer from the 1940's and 50's whose pictures are extremely beautiful and serve to place his work into context.

This showing is part of The Tank's NEW YORK EXPERIMENTAL series

Gerald Marks is an artist working on the border joining Art and Science. Crossing boundaries between science and art, Marks' creations have made their way into museums and science centers throughout the country and abroad. His work has ranged from 3-D television, including music videos for the Rolling Stones, to large scale installations, to a giant 3-D mural for the New York City "Arts for Transit" program.

June 14, 2007

Left Brain/Right Brain

Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History
Thursday, June 7, 7:00pm
Please use the 77th street entrance

Brain surgeon Chun Siang Chen and artist Rebecca Hackemann will share the stage for an evening of anaglyph projections. We'll see stereoscopic work motivated by very different objectives.

Teaching Brain and Spine Surgery with 3D Images

Dr_Chen.jpgDr. Chen in his laboratory at Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Chun Siang Chen, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and co-author of the textbook Microsurgical Anatomy of the Skull Base, will share with us the latest stereo images and techniques that he uses in teaching neuroanatomy to medical students.

Optical Sculptures

The Indoctrination by Rebecca Hackemann

Rebecca Hackemann made her first stereoscope images in 1993. She has created 3D installations around the world, most recently at the Gigantic Art Space in New York last fall. Her work was featured in the January 2006 issue of Stereo World.

After the presentations, members are welcome to share work informally in viewers, on laptops, etc. and enjoy the opportunity to meet and catch up with 3D friends.

August 17, 2007

The Annual Summer Salon 2007

Thursday, August 23, 7pm
Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History
Please use the 77th Street Entrance between Central Park West and Columbus

Members and friends of the NY Stereoscopic Society show new 3D work or favorites from the collection. Some amazing things come out of the woodwork for this event. The new Brackett Projector will be ready for your standard Realist-mount slides. We will also project digital anaglyph images. (1024 x 768 pixels, red left)

We're planning an "Audience Portrait". 3D glasses will be provided!

Please drop a note to info at to let us know what format you'll be showing.
Participants are welcome to project about a dozen images.

March 2, 2008

Forward Motion Theater: to celebrate 5 full years of EyeWash we are going 3D! Friday, March 7, 2008


NYSS member Gerald Marks (he's always in the know) sends us the following info on a 3D event in Brooklyn this coming Friday. If any NYSS members attend, please send us a write-up on the event so we can post it. Thanks!

Forward Motion Theater

To celebrate 5 full years of EyeWash we are going 3D!
Friday, March 7th
at Monkeytown
58 North 3rd Street 
(btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Seatings at 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Admission: $5
Space is limited, reservations recommended.
Call 718-384-1369 
or email for reservations.

Featured video artists include:
 Holly Daggers, 

Music by DJ ActivePhaze

Directions from the L Train:

1. Exit at the Bedford stop (the 1st stop in Brooklyn).

2. Walk 4 blocks south on Bedford.

3. Make a right on North 3rd St. (west)

4. Walk an additional 2 and 1/2 (west) on North 3rd.
 MonkeyTown is halfway down the block on the left.

March 6, 2008

NSA Midwest Regional Meeting, 6th Annual 3D Stereoscopic Weekend, Fri.-Sun. May 2-4, 2008


Our pals at the Ohio Stereo Photographic Society are hosting their 6th Annual 3D Stereoscopic Weekend, May 2-4, 2008 at the Embassy Suites, Cleveland-Rockside, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio, just 15 minutes south of Cleveland, Ohio. For complete details, see their site here.


Friday, May 2, 2008

12:00 Noon – Registration room opens and packets for pre-registration available. There is no formal room hopping. It is up to the individual dealers to have room hopping.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

7:00 am to 8 am
Dealer set-up in Conference Rooms

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sales/Exhibit Room open

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Lunch Break

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Stereoscopic Programs, Stereoscopic projections

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dinner Break

7:30 pm to 10 pm
Night session of programs/workshops

Sunday, May 4, 2008
Special event – to be announced

March 21, 2008

Björk's Wanderlust in 3D


Meet the Filmmakers
Friday, March 14, 7:00 pm
Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History

Björk's new 3D music video will soon premiere in New York and Los Angeles. The New York Stereoscopic Society presents an opportunity to meet the creative team behind this remarkable piece. Live action and rendered graphics are combined in an 8 minute visual and musical narrative.

Directors Sean Hellfritsch and Isaiah Saxon of Encyclopedia Pictura and Producer Mark De Pace of Ghost Robot will show the video and a 3D slide show documenting the production of the props, sets and costumes as well as live shooting.

Our venue is particularly appropriate, as the 3D space created in the video is inspired by the forced perspective of the Museum's dioramas.

March 30, 2008

A Presentation of Stereoscopic Images of World War 1 — Tuesday April 1, 2008

A selection of glass plate three dimensional slides will be presented utilizing polarized projection by R. Munn and Sara Cook.

Over 90 years old, many of these stereo photographs were taken during battle and display a stark, uncompromising, rarely seen view of trench warfare in WW1.

With electronic Theremin accompaniment.

NOTE: Not for the squeamish!

8:00 pm Tuesday, April 1st
Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
(Between 5th and Madison Ave.)

$10 admission (this includes 3d glasses)

April 17, 2008



Sunday, April 20
3 PM - 4 PM

At the New York Comic Con
Jacob K. Javits Center (655 West 34th Street)
Location: Kids Room 1E09

A series of cartoon slide shows of comics from Nickelodeon Magazine, presented by an array of artists and other characters.

April 29, 2008

Dan Iglesia


Artist Dan Iglesia is developing a live audio and video performance system that maps sound information to 3D space. He gave a presentation in March to Jerry Marks's Stereoscopic 3D class at the School of Visual Arts. It was amazing to see 3D imagery synchronized with rhythms created on the fly.

Dan has several more performance events in the next few weeks:

May 5th
"Contrapositive Antidote", for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, live electronics, and live 3D video, performed by the Talea Ensemble. (another, longer, musical act with non-3D video is on the bill as well: Bradford Reed and Adam Kendall)
Kathy Supové's "Music With a View" series, The Flea Theater (41 White Street), 7PM, $FREE

May 8th
Live 3D video and audio performance, with several other acts from Columbia and Princeton's electronic music+performance scene.
The Tank, 279 Church Street 9:30 PM, $5

May 14th
Dan is performing 3D video along with music by electronic whiz Joshua Fried, at "Rake" an A/V performance series, along with two other acts.
Monkeytown, 58 N 3rd St., Williamsburg (reservations recommended)

May 13, 2008

Arcane Media at Proteus Gowanus


May 29, 2008

The Mind's Eye


This weekend is the World Science Festival. Amazing events are being held throughout New York City. NY Stereoscopic Society member Oliver Sacks is speaking on Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the relationship between vision and the brain. Dr. Sacks is the author of Stereo Sue, a wonderful narrative on stereoscopic vision and how "eye training" stereo cards helped Sue Barry recover her depth perception.

June 16, 2008

Mermaid Parade


photo by Jim Harp

Jim Harp and Sheldon Aronowitz welcome fellow New York Stereoscopic Society members to join them at the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island on Saturday June 21.

Sheldon writes:

"The parade participants ready themselves and pose for pictures on the street running from Surf Ave. to the Boardwalk (West 10th St. - The Cyclone on your left and the amusement rides on your right) There is a $5 charge per camera to enter this area before the start of the parade. The parade kicks off at 2PM, at which time the participants enter the boardwalk and proceed west, cut back to Surf Ave. and proceed East, past the reviewing stand, back to the starting point on 10th Street. The best vantage point for thre parade itself is on the boardwalk... Now is the time to shoot - as there are plans to make major changes in Coney Island."

Jim is a little more succinct: "This is one of the greatest 3D photo-ops known to man. Get there early."

There's more information about the parade here

If you don't know Sheldon or Jim, look for the guys with the stereo cameras and introduce yourself. Mermaid pictures always liven up our open projection events.

June 25, 2008

View-Master 3D Show

Wednesday, June 25th, 8:00pm, Gershwin Hotel
Neke Carson and Michael Wiener feature a very special 3-D show.

Robert Munn of Depthography & Sheldon Aronowitz will present a three-dimensional projection show featuring View-Master reels of various subjects. The show ranges from 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs, to 1960's TV Shows, to reels they created and produced for View-Master (including The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum and Ellis Island). Munn and Aronowitz will discuss a number of View-Master topics. $10 admission at the door. Glasses will be provided.

THE GERSHWIN HOTEL is at 7 EAST 27TH ST. (Between 5th and Madison)

July 24, 2008

NSA Convention Report by Sheldon Aronowitz


The 2008 National Stereoscopic Association Convention was held in Grand Rapids Michigan from July 9th to July 14th. This was the 34th consecutive NSA convention and they just seem to get better every year! The convention hotel was the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and it was indeed "grand", with beautiful large lobbies, great rooms, restaurants to suit every taste, and majestic ballrooms to rival those of famous New York City hotels. Room hopping started early - although not as many dealers participated as in past years. There were many great finds and bargains to be had for the "studious" room hopper.
A new event, started last year in Boise, continued in Grand Rapids - the NSA 3D Art Gallery. Featured artist was Abe Fagenson, a self taught painter who developed a method for creating stereo paintings designed to be viewed by the crosseyed method. It was just mind boggling to view these beautiful paintings and wonder at the almost impossible skill needed. Also on display was a Leep viewer with slides and Ron Labbe's preview of David Klutho's upcoming book. There were phantograms by Steve Hughes, Terry Wilson, Shab Levy, and Barry Rothstein. It was a real treat to see Simon Bell's very large color anaglyphs of Cuban cars. There was much more to see and be amazed by in this "museum like" atmosphere. On Friday there was a wine and cheese reception where convention attendees could meet with the artists.
There were many workshops where one could learn about creating phantograms, lenticulars, anaglyphs, 3D doodling, etc, as well as learn more about Stereo Photo Maker, Stereo Data Maker, 3D advantage, etc. None of the workshops conflicted with any other programs so there was great attendance. There were the special interest group meetings such as the View Master collectors meeting, the 3D Center meeting, Medium Format meeting, as well as others and of course the first timers orientation meeting.
The Stereo Theatre had almost 60 shows, all of superior quality and all running extremely smoothly according to schedule. This included about twenty 3D videos on varied subjects as skydiving, fireworks, eye surgery, documentary topics, architecture, etc. Most of the shows were digital - as has been the growing trend the past few years. There was even a special "adult" stereo presentation starting at 10PM on Thursday highlighting the art images of Larry Ferguson and Boris Starosta, pin up photography of the 40s and 50s, and of course Adult Video News editor Mark Kernes' show "XXX - Shooting on the set".
The trade show was somewhat smaller than past years - about 38 dealers - but a wide array of modern and vintage 3D products were for sale, including NYSS member Mark Goliebowski's new multi-format viewer. There were excursions which I did not go on - to my regret, as I heard that they were superb - a full day Lake Michigan tour, a half day Heritage Hill and Meijer Gardens tour, and a cruise on the Port City Princess.
There were approximately 350 - 400 people attending the convention. NYSS representatives included Mark Goliebowski, Carol and Ron Gold, Terry Wilson, and myself as well as many other NYSS members and supporters from around the USA.
This was a very well run convention and extremely enjoyable. Let's have more local NYSS members present at the 2009 Mesa Arizona NSA Convention next July!

September 10, 2008

Gerald Marks iLAND/iLAB "Shoot 3-D at the Beach" art event Sunday 9/14


On Sunday, September 14, the second event of the iLAB arts residency will take place at Dead Horse Bay. The iLAND/iLAB grant was awarded to a collaborative team which includes stereoscopic artist Gerald Marks, dancer/choreographer/surfer Sarah White, and architect/industrial archaeologist Angel Ayón.

The experience will begin at low tide, around 2:00 PM and there will be dance exploration on the tidal flat and a very remarkable bay beach to explore. Sunset, moonrise, and high tide will all happen right around 7:00 PM. Our location was chosen a a perfect spot to view the sunset behind Coney Island and the NY skyline and the moonrise out of Jamaica Bay.

We’ve been struggling to find the best words to describe the event. Here are some things that it will be:
Nature walk
3-D Photoshoot
Archaeological expedition
Dance class/performance
Day at the beach
Eclipse viewing expedition
Meditation opportunity
... and much more!

We have a blogsite that will provide additional information
Be sure to keep checking.

Essentially, our event will be all afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 14, on the beach near Floyd Bennett Field, climaxing with a spectacular sunset behind Coney Island, just minutes after the almost full moon rises out of Jamaica Bay and high tide peaks. There will be a combination of dance performance, industrial archaeology, and Nature study... with plenty of 3-D photo opportunities. There is no rain date, so there does exist the possibility of weather blowing the event.

Our Dead Horse Bay location may be the most beautiful spot in New York City, but it is a little bit remote and reaching it requires almost a half-mile of hiking over uneven terrain. Glass washes up from a hundred-year-old dump site and, while it is sanitary & historic & beautiful glass, it is essential that you take the precaution of wearing some kind of shoes that can get wet. Crocs are Jerry’s footwear of choice, but any kind of water shoes will do it. Keds are another popular choice. FlipFlops will do.

You’ll need to carry in everything that you will need for the day... and carry out all trash. If you are staying for the full five-plus hours, that means enough food and water. This is a little bit like Burning Man. If you hike across the bridge, there is Maria’s Breezy Point food truck there, which has a variety of tasty treats, including shakes, smoothies, burgers, knishes, hot dogs, and her trademark Brazilian Burrito.

There will be almost no shelter from the sun, so that sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are essential.

No matter how hot it may be during the day, it will get chilly as the sun goes down, so do bring something to put on.

Our team will be holding another similar event around the full moon of October, so that provides a kind of rain date Our dates are “cheated” a little ahead of the true full moon so as to fall on Sundays... September 14, and October 12.

Hearty folk will spend the entire afternoon, into the early evening there, but there will be various opportunities at various times, so one might choose to spend more or less time, up to 5 hours, out on a very special beach. Some folks may choose to visit in the afternoon, hike a bit (perhaps to the ocean beach on Rockaway), then return for the sunset/moonrise. The dance improv performance will begin early, when the tidal flats are exposed.

Our events are also 3-D photo shoots and there will be performance/presentations of the work at various venues this winter. Of course we will show the 3-D from the event at an upcoming NYSS meeting.

Getting there by Public Transportation
Take the #2 Train to the last stop, Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. Come upstairs and transfer to the Q35 Bus, which stops right in front of the Payless Shoe Store. (Note that other busses also stop there!) Tell the driver that you will be getting off at “the last stop before the bridge.” (You could also get off the bus at the next-to-last stop before the bridge, which is the Visitor’s Center for Floyd Bennett, then walk along the Bay to the site.)

Getting there by Bike
The Brooklyn Bike Map shows an easy route to the site.
If you are taking your bike by subway, the Brighton Beach stop on the B and Q lines is closest, but any stop in or near Coney Island will be close. Note that bikers should use a different subway line than train riders taking the bus.

Getting there by Car
Take the Belt Parkway or another route to Flatbush Avenue, heading out towards Rockaway. Just before the toll plaza for the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, make a left onto Aviation Road and you will come to a parking area.

October 15, 2008

Third Friday Stereo Dinner

Third Friday Stereo Dinner October 17 at La Cocina, 217 West 85th Street (just off Broadway) starting around 7. Informal gathering downstairs at the restaurant, all are welcome. Order from the reasonably priced Mexican menu and enjoy passing around 3D images. This is a great chance to see medium format stereo slides, the incomparable photographic depth experience.

December 3, 2008

Paul Johnson Lenticulars

NY Stereo Society member Paul Johnson has lenticular prints in the Long Island City Artists Celebrate! exhibition. His wonderful images are also for sale at the Top of the Rock.


December 17, 2008

Third Friday Stereo Dinner

Friday, December 19, 2008
Third Friday Stereo Dinner
La Cocina Restaurant, 217 West 85th Street, just off Broadway.

Come enjoy the company of fellow stereoscopists and a guaranteed feast for the eyes. (additional feasts available on the varied menu). Veteran stereo shooter Bob Venezia is in town from Seattle with slides from his twin Hassleblads. No other visual experience delivers the impact of a well-shot medium format stereo slide in a lighted viewer. The gang begins to assemble around 6:30 downstairs to the left. You will notice the 3D glasses and stereo viewers. This is nerd club at its best. Frequent attendee Mick Andreano has posted some pictures from recent Third Friday Dinners at his wonderful site StereoNewYork.


Lynn Butler's show at the Leica Gallery, through January 10, 2009 *Stereojets*
Paul Johnson's show at Long Island City Artists through January 30, 2009 *Lenticulars*

NFL 3D Simulcast
Lenticular Business Cards
Katzenberg on 3D Films

May 15, 2009

Zombies in Brooklyn, Sunday, May 31, 2009


This just in — the CDC has announced a Z-Alert for Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, May 31st.

“We have information that leads us to believe there will be a Zombie outbreak around 2:00 p.m.,” said spokesperson Amber MacArthur.

Recently analyzed data suggest that the outbreak will begin at The Charleston, located at 174 Bedford Avenue, between North 7th and 8th Streets in Williamsburg.

“At this time we can’t be more specific, but please check this website and the related links for updates" said MacArthur.

The CDC requests all area stereo photographers and videographers to document the activities of the Zombie horde and make these images available for later study.

Citizens are urged to approach Zombies with caution, although due to their slow, shambling gait it is believed that most active New Yorkers will be able to outdistance the undead. Active stereographers are known to possess immunity to the touch of the undead.

Photo from NOTE: not all photos on are SFW.


June 16, 2009

Sitars, Violins, Voices and 3D — Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Monkey Town


Saturday, June 20
Admission: $5, $10 minimum
Showtime: 7:30 pm

Reservations are recommended, go here

NYSS Member Gerald Marks writes to let our audience know about this show:

This event should be spectacular and I will attend for sure. Dan is a PhD candidate at the Columbia University Computer Music Center and he generates both music and great stereoscopic 3-D from his laptop. . .at the same time!

He programs for the video card, much like a gamer, but in the service of Art. He uses anaglyph projection.

Monkeytown has a large back room that is set up as maybe a 24' cube with projectors focused on all four square walls. There are floor cushions along all four sides for 8 people, so a total of 32 folks get the experience. And, great, reasonably priced, food is served on low tables in front of you. The artists and their electronics are in the center of the room. It's like a cube-ular planetarium.


Sri Lankan sitar virtuoso Pradeep Ratnayake combines forces with electronicist Daniel Iglesia for a most curious sensory experience. The traditional forms of Indian and Sri Lankan music will meet digital fragmentation and subversion, turning live sound into aural fodder and visual abstractions for 3D glasses.

The Draftmasters (Jeff Snyder and Victor Adan) performing live electronic wizardry on hacked pen-plotter printers. Physical gestures turn into vector commands, with electromagenetic pickups uncovering the secret aural world of the inner machinations. As they draw, video analysis by Daniel Iglesia turns the shapes into graphics for 3D glasses.

Glissando Bin Laden is an improvising ensemble consisting of 2 violins (Jim Altieri and Caroline Malonee), and 2 laptop performers/vocalists (Sam Pluta and Alex Ness). Glissando works as a group to compose sound worlds through improvisation, focusing on just intonation, noise, and electronic sounds, creating unique sonic environments and software interfaces for each piece played. This show celebrates their new release, Drone Level Orange on Carrier Records.

July 15, 2009

National Stereoscopic Association Convention Wrapup

Report and photos from Sheldon Aronowitz:

The 2009 NSA Convention was held July 9-13 in Mesa, Arizona. Attendees from New York included Carol Super Gold, Ronald Gold, Mark Golebiowski and myself. This is the 36th consecutive NSA convention, and the second time in Mesa - the first being in June of 2000. The conventions just keep getting better and better - this one being no exception. There were about seventy 3D still and video presentations, from Thursday to Sunday - ALL projected digitally - a first! Some of the presentations were professional or semi-professional - but all looked to be professionally done - due to Stereo Photo Maker and Pro-Show software. Many of the shows used panning and zooming effects with the stills as well as video within the stills. There was much more 3D video in the theatre this year (thanks, in part, to StereoDataMaker), including "Mermaid Parade" by NYSS members Bill Meredith and Jamie Smith, which was very well received by the audience. The workshops included tutorials in Stereo Photo Maker, Pro Show Gold/Producer, My Album, SDM, Phantograms, etc. as well as Sue Barry's lecture and book signing of "Fixing My Gaze". Special interest group meetings included the Friends of the 3D Center, View Master Collectors, Vintage Stereo Slide Group, Stereoscopic Society of America, Medium Format, and others.
David Starkman and Susan Pinsky with honoree Charlie Van Pelt

Guest of honor at the banquet was Charlie Van Pelt who gave a superb talk and and 3D slide show of his 60 years as a View-Master photographer. Following Saturday night's banquet, the "Dive in Theatre" in the hotel pool was enjoyed by all. The usual room hopping, excursions, etc, rounded out the program. The temperature was into the 115 degree area - but still more comfortable than 85 and humid in New York City!

Fuji digital stereo camera and viewer

New products included a 3D digital camera by Fuji featuring a 3D screen in the camera and add on large 3D screen to watch your 3D stills and 3D video - to be released within a few weeks. Another product was a viewer which can hold 200,000 3D stills! The viewer will be ready for purchase in a month or so. It has a navigation system and focus and fills a much needed gap. (When filled with 200,000 images, though, it will surely be very heavy!!! :-)

3D artist Franklin Londin with a visitor from planet Anaglyphos 3

The Art Gallery was like a 3D museum within the convention and displayed some fantastic work by NSA members. The convention registration packet included a specially produced View Master reel of Mesa Arizona by Rich Dubnow - who will be providing a service no longer available from Mattell/Fisher Price View Master. He will offer mass production of View Master reels in any quantity. Next year the convention will be held in Huron, Ohio - drivable from New York City - so let's plan a lot more participation from New York Stereoscopic Society members.

Sheldon Aronowitz

August 6, 2009

Christopher Schneberger at Dorsky Gallery

Opening and Artists Reception Friday August 7, 2009, 2-5pm

The Limbless Stereoscopic Horror of Frances Naylor

"...we were attracted to work about the figure you aren’t sure you saw, the sound you couldn’t have heard, the memory you must have invented. We were attracted to work about paralyzing indecision and haunting regret, work that resees old things in new and disturbing ways — whether it be an old movie, a violent political event, or your own childhood."

August 26, 2009

Stereoscopic 3-D Exhibit by NYSS Member Stuart Stiles with a Master Class in Digital Stereo Photography

Stereoscopic 3-D —Photography with the depth of normal vision.
A Lyceum presentation of Orange County Community College
115 South Street, Middletown, NY

This exhibit of stereo photography by Stuart Stiles and others also introduces various formats that were developed by ingenious innovators who designed their own unique systems for taking and viewing of stereo photographs.


Reception: Saturday, August 29, 2009 2:30 to 5 pm
Master class digital stereo photography: September 14, 2009, 11 am - 12:45 pm
Exhibit Schedule: through September 25, 2009.

Details found on the college website:

Organized by Stuart Stiles, member of the New York Stereoscopic Society and psychology professor emeritus, Orange County Community College to introduce an awareness of major techniques that are landmarks in the history of stereo photography by which stereo images can be obtained and viewed this exhibit shows stereo photographs of cameras and viewers, as well as stereo images produced by such equipment.


The free exhibit is in the gallery loft of Orange Hall on the Middletown, NY campus, a public space. Parking on campus is limited. The Saturday reception, also free, should find more parking will be available.

For assistance email Professor Stiles:

August 28, 2009

Special NYSS Preview :: Thurs. Sept. 3 :: Gerald Marks Career Retrospective :: 35 Years in 3-D


NYSS member Gerald Marks will be having a large retrospective show of his 35 years of doing Stereoscopic 3-D Art. There will be his early printed anaglyph work; polarizing projection of 3-D his photography, old and new; lenticular prints, transparencies, & computer screen; a Professor Pulfrich's Universe shadow room; his computer generated hologram done at the MIT MedialLab; and excerpts from his 3-D videos for the Rolling Stones.

The show is being sponsored by the School of Visual Arts' MFA program in Computer Art, where Marks has been teaching Stereoscopic 3-D for the past seven years. The department's commitment to 3-D has been greatly expanded in recent years. The gallery is owned by the school and is located at 132 West 21 Street, 7th Floor. SVA has several buildings on the same block, so don't just look for SVA, but go to this building!

There will be three different opening events, plus a special fourth preview especially for NYSS members and their friends. Anyone can attend any of the events but they are specialized. . .

Thursday, September 3, 6:00 to 8:00 pm will the special preview for NYSS members and their friends. The Linkedin Stereoscopic Professionals Group is also being invited, and various other organizations. This is a special opportunity for 3-D practitioners.

Friday, September 11, 5:00 to 7:00 pm will be the School of Visual Arts official opening reception for the show, mostly for SVA students and faculty, but open to anyone.

Saturday, September 12, 2:00 to 8:00 pm will be the full Chelsea gallery opening, with an artist's gallery talk at 4:00 PM. This is when the majority of art lovers, friends, & family will attend.

Thursday, September 17, 5:00 to 7:00 pm will be the closing party for the show, and a good last chance to catch it.

In addition, the gallery can be opened by appointment Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, by contacting Charley Lewis at 212-592-2517 or

August 30, 2009

“The Horror Show” at THE DORSKY GALLERY — Reviewed by George Higham

Striving to define “horror” is itself a nightmare, as the term itself is dependent upon the subjective perspectives of those involved – both the creator and audience, as the case may be when discussing works of art and fiction. The curators (Dave and Debra Tolchinsky) of “The Horror Show” on display at the Dorsky Gallery in NYC are keenly aware of this, and have ensured the effectiveness of this gallery exhibit by including a myriad of vastly different artistic styles.

This is not a show of cheapened “horrors,” as there are no body parts or Halloween props – no blood, no gore and no quick-scares or shock effects . . .This is a show of the uncanny, a show of creeping subtleness spiced with the humorously outlandish.

Case in point – Mr. Christopher Schneberger’s Frances Naylor series. Mr. Schneberger is represented by three large sepia-toned prints that document the strange case of Frances Naylor, a young woman from the early 1920’s who, although legless, moved about for a brief time as if she had legs. The striking images clearly show Ms. Naylor floating about while participating in otherwise mundane family social events. The images are uncanny, in the true sense of the word. At first glance, they appear normal. . .but when actually looked at, the simple absence of the familiar (her legs) elevate it to downright disturbing.

Mr. Schneberger’s work is supplemented by the back-story of Ms. Naylor’s levitation – a brief recounting of the event told in such a dry, straightforward way that it becomes the aforementioned humorously outlandish.

Of most interest was the other supplement to the series – several sets of Viewmaster ™ reels set into viewers, showing these images and additional ones in Stereo 3-D. Mr. Schneberger has masterfully created a document of the whole Frances Naylor event, which he presents as the original stereo photographs taken by her father in 1921. It was thrilling to stand in front of the large prints hold up the Viewmaster ™ viewer at the same time, truly adding depth to this unique experience!

An additional compliment to Mr. Schneberger is due for steadfastly maintaining the fictional history surrounding the work, even in the show’s catalogue in place of the traditional “Artist’s Statement.”

An art gallery exhibit by its very nature is a voyeuristic experience, but “The Horror Show” often carries this concept further by forcing one to intimately peer and gaze into many of the works. The Frances Naylor Viewmaster ™ reels are but one example. . .

Quite striking was Debra Tolchinsky’s Man in the Mirror from her Smoke and Mirrors series, a quietly disturbing work that lured me closer and closer to peer into the elaborate ebony frame and the deceptively reflective surface therein. It was only then that I perceived the ghostly form trapped inside, an ethereal being apparently lifted from a silent-era expressionist film, but one with an even stranger origin. . .after struggling to discern the blurred being, I turned to the next exhibit to see a GIANT print of the mysterious being, now revealed as the “King of Pop” himself, Michael Jackson!

Dave Tolchinsky and Dan Silverstein created the compelling and aptly named Horror, an apparently simple sculpture that presents three portals – three choices for the viewer. . .a closed gate, an open door and a rather strange pit that once again forces the viewer to lean in very close to peer down into it. An escalating audio track presenting the horrors of indecision accompany the piece. The panicked voice, which when listened to for awhile, eases the tension and soon crosses the border from insanity to the absurd, humorously bringing to mind the Bridge Guardian’s simple questions from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and the ultimate price paid for minor indecision!

Continuing the “pull you in really close to the art” motif, Brian Getnick’s Old Airport #3 is a post industrial nightmare that stirs one’s curiosity enough to overcome the admitted uneasiness of peering into a fuzzy yarn-like cocoon of a sphincter that is the only breach in its mechanical surface. Mr. Getnick states that he designed his pieces with traps in mind, and wishes to be able to have his pieces absorb and close around the people it traps. I’m personally glad that a few good laws prevent him from doing this. Kudos to Mr. Getnick for an effective piece, even if it doesn’t swallow you up as you look at it!

Still very much uncanny, the other dominant voyeuristic theme of “The Horror Show” is that of perspective.

Stephen Nyktas’s Underneath series gives us the strange perspectives perceived by beings that may exist behind a rock or under a porch. These glimpses make our world out to be the mysterious one!

Jeanne Dunning gives fancy desserts an uncanny spin when her large colorful prints reveal the assorted fungi that inhabit each piece of cake or pie. Her work would be horrifying if upon our plates, but exhibit a strange beauty when upon the wall.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is given a new perspective – from an auditory angle, of all places! Melissa Grey’s Variation Nos. 1, 9, and 11 dominates the Dorsky Gallery entrance with a large screen playing the infamous shower scene on a video loop. Ms. Grey has daringly replaced Bernard Herrman’s overly-known soundtrack with the above titled audio variations. Bach Toccata in Fugue in D Minor is arguably better known to the masses an old horror stand-by, and is amusing to witness when combined with Hitchcock’s work. Not so amusing are Ms. Grey’s more ambient and whispering chorus variations, which were appropriately disturbing and surprisingly successful. Ms. Grey demonstrates what filmmaker Gus Van Sant failed to, with his shot-for-shot remake of Psycho in 1998.

The very effective Big Box 3 is a kinetic sculpture/video installation created by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. It takes a moment to absorb what you are looking at, and the moment of revelation was a real payoff. A miniature circular setting of wrecked shopping malls and mega-stores are populated by 1” tall plastic figures. The whole thing spins endlessly upon a turntable, which is quite disorienting when viewed from an average height. A tiny camera, however, has been mounted upon its periphery giving us a completely new perspective that is viewed upon a giant video screen mounted nearby. With everything now seemingly the right size, you see how wrong it truly is. The tiny figures are grisly zombies, and the background motion now seems to have increased to a frenetic pace.

What was suggestive of a toy train set is now suddenly realized to be a horrifying “what if?” vision of mass consumer culture, an idea similarly explored by filmmaker George A. Romero in Dawn of the Dead. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s deliriously inventive work is a fantastic new take on the doom that awaits us all at WalMart.

Another highlight was The Outcast, a large B&W print by Jean Marie Casbarian, whose headless subject is firmly rooted in nightmare and lies somewhere between Muybridge and Murnau with a nod to Dore.

Facing Panic is a room-dominating video installation by Renate Ferro, addressing the horrors of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the 9/11 terrorist threats that we live with today.

Craig Yu’s Untitled painting from his Airline Disaster series also addresses the modern day horror of flying, through abstraction and disorientation. An airplane bleeds smoke during its crashing descent, as masterfully represented by his few broad strokes that evoke certain dread.

Up in Smoke is a brief video by Ellen Wetmore that is based upon a nightmare of her body being reduced to ash. Ms. Wetmore presents this vignette to us, tempered by a very conscious absurdity that makes it both more accessible and quite engaging.

The Genius of Coolwhip is a rather strange work by Jeffrey Sconce, utilizing audio clips from the British show To Catch a Predator and found images. It confronts perversions and the public’s reaction to them. . .

Josh Faught’s The First Person I Ever Came Out To Was a Convicted Sexual Predator, No. 5 touches on a similar subject, but with a decidedly serious tone in an overwhelmingly large representation of a rather ghostly child.

The last exhibit was a last-rites kit from 1912, ingeniously modified with a Schumann Resonator by Brad Todd. Halo, as he calls it, addresses the emotional state of the grieving by translating the 7.83 Hz frequency of the earth itself into a palpable field surrounding the kit.

The catalogue for “The Horror Show” aptly opens with the famous quote by Nietzsche “. . .And when you stare for a long time into an abyss, the abyss stares back into you.”

The Dorsky Gallery has even printed the high-end catalogue’s cover in a highly reflective silver cardboard stock – a final treat in which your own face is distorted through a funhouse mirror effect as it stares back at you.

It doesn’t get any more uncanny than that. . .

Like any great “Horror Show” deserves, let’s hope that the Dorsky Gallery will give us “The Horror Show 2”!

The Dorsky Gallery is located at 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, New York.

George Higham knows horror. By day, he X-Rays corpses at the morgue. By night, he creates monsters and waxworks, often photographing them in Stereo 3-D.

September 14, 2009

Gerald Marks Career Retrospective Show at SVA Gallery Extended!

By popular demand: Gerald Marks' Retrospective Show will be extended with an extra full day on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a gallery talk by the artist at 4:00 pm.

For complete details, see the listing below or go here.

December 11, 2009

Ted Papoulas Underwater Photography


Underwater and stereoscopic 3D photography exhibit by Ted Papoulas at Park Slope Wine shop Picada Y Vino, December 2009 through January 2010. Proceeds from all print and View-Master sales will be donated to the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.

Opening Reception
Sunday, December 13, 2009, 7:30pm to 9pm

Picada Y Vino
327 Fifth Avenue (@ 3rd Street), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215

"At the opening I hope to present the release of a signed and numbered limited edition view-master reel of seven of my favorite stereoscopic underwater images, if the reels arrive in time (they are due in on Friday). Only 50 were produced and will be sold along with a viewer in a signed and numbered box featuring an anaglyphic print of the turtle on the front. 3D fans should know that most of the images in the show are traditional flat prints, but there are a few anaglyphs hung as well and, only for the opening reception, I will have several 3D underwater images displayed in rotation on the new FUJI Finepix Real 3D V1 digital frame." -- Ted Papoulas


November 3, 2010

Billy Cowie 3D Retrospective at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, January 25-February 1, 2011


The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) in collaboration with Dance Films Association brings to New York for the first time the master illusionist Billy Cowie for his 3-D video installation, that includes MEN IN THE WALL, a four-screen stereoscopic screen dance.

3D glasses allow the viewer to enter this multi-cultural world of four men, whose shared framed lives reveal a public quartet of private differences. The piece runs on a continuous 25-minute loop.

Also to be shown will be GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE (a variation on MEN IN THE WALL for women), and TANGO DE SOLEDAD.

Award-winning Scottish video artist/composer Billy Cowie creates a delightfully amusing montage that beguiles as it inspires. Presented as a focal point of DFA’s 39th Dance on Camera Festival co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Movement Research and The Big Screen Project.

January 25-February 1, 2011 FREE!

10:00 am-12:00 pm workshops (registration required); 1:00-6:00 pm viewing.

Reception January 26, 6:00 -8:00 pm; Studio 6B.

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is located in the 37 ARTS building, 450 West 37th Street in New York City.

November 19, 2010

The Man With F.E.E.E.T.


Saturday, December 4, 2010
2 SHOWS! 7:00 and 9:00

Roy Arias Studios and Theaters - Theater 500
300 West 43rd st.
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $20

NY Stereoscopic Society co-founder Eric Drysdale (The Colbert Report, The Daily Show) premieres "The Man With F.E.E.E.T.," a set of 3 View-Master reels with 21 photographs in eye-popping 3D, accompanied by a 12-page read-along storybook. The centerpiece of the show will be a staged reading of the adventure, which spoofs the TV-licensed View-Master reels of the 1960s and '70s. The reading will be presented by cast members while each audience member enjoys the 3-dimensional images in his or her own View-Master viewer. Between each reel, some of the funny people involved in the creation of "The Man With F.E.E.E.T." will perform bits related to the primary nonsense as well as free-floating nonsense. Ticket price includes a View-Master viewer and the Reel/Storybook packet for you to take home or give to a friend. (no refunds) Additional copies will be available for sale.

The reading will feature some of the stars of the reels, including Christian Finnegan, Rob Lathan, Amber Nelson, and Anthony Atamaniuk. Some of those people and others will also be doing comedy. There will also be music. Should be odd.

Another fine product from the Humor Logistics Corporation.

January 10, 2011

ReFEEET Performance - Saturday, Jan. 15 - Two Shows 7 & 9pm


Eric Drysdale's The Man With F.E.E.E.T. event was so much fun that that a re-premiere is planned with even more comedy, brass ensemble, live narration, and View-Master stereoscopy.


Two shows this Saturday at 7 and 9 pm at the Producers Club Grand Theater, 358 West 44th Street at Ninth Ave Tickets at brownpapertickets.... (includes 3 reel packet, booklet thingy, and View-Master viewer!)


Don't forget to renew your New York Stereoscopic Society membership for 2011.

February 3, 2011

An Evening in Celebration of the Anaglyph - Monday, February 7, 2011


NYSS member Gerald Marks will be hosting a projection evening in his midtown loft, in celebration of Anaglyph as a 3-D art-form. It will be Monday evening Feb. 7. Doors will open at 6:30 PM; the presentations begin at 7:30 PM.

There is limited space available for NYSS members to be there. Please RSVP to if you'd like to attend. Address and instructions will be sent in return.

Paul Johnson, Terry Wilson, Claudia Kunin and Marks himself will show a variety of their newer work in the medium. Recent trends in the marketing of 3-D have given short shrift to Anaglyph, despite it being the de-facto standard for 3-D on the Internet and the most convenient all-around way to communicate using depth... as well as inherently beautiful.

Excellent red/blue glasses will be provided and you can decide whether they deserve the appellation "dorky" and speculate as to why a hardware-based industry might fear them.

April 30, 2011

BeFilm Festival 2011


The 8th Annual BeFilm Festival of short films will be held in screening rooms around New York next Week, May 3-7. Program director Dimitris Athos has expanded the Stereoscopic category this year with new 3D films from around the world being projected every night of the festival. Many of these screenings are world premieres. The schedule includes new work from New York Stereoscopic Society members Zoran Zelic and Ryan Suits. NYSS member Paul Johnson will serve as juror of the 3D category

Tickets are on sale now.

October 3, 2011

Fine Art Holography at Hudson Beach Glass

"Light Rain" Holographic installation by Betsy Connors

Hudson Beach Glass is presenting a group show of holograms from leading artists working in Holography.

Holography, The Art of Shaping Light

Exhibition dates October 8 thru- November 13, 2011
Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Open Mon-Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rudie Berkhout 1946 - 2008, USA and The Netherlands
Betsy Connors, MA, USA
Melissa Crenshaw, Vancouver, Canada
Jacques Desbiens, Canada
Mary Harman, Quebec, Canada
Sam Moree, NY, USA
Martina Mrongovius, NY, USA and Australia
Ana Maria Nicholson, SF, USA
Ric Silberman, NY, USA

Curated by Linda Law, Executive Director of the Center for 4D Arts, Beacon, NY

Linda Law is a holographic/digital artist and curator with a long history of working in 3D +Time. She is currently Executive Director of The Center for 4D Arts, a not-for profit arts and technology organization based in Beacon, NY, which is designed to be a full service access and education center to support the exploration and development of the 4D arts (3D+Time). The 4D arts include stereo video, holography, lenticular images and a range of new 3D image making techniques.

"Hand Defined" Sculpture with Holograms by Sam Moree

This show is a rare opportunity to view the work of a group of artists who are committed to working in a new and challenging medium. Their dedication and vision speaks of the importance of Holography to inspire and convey ideas impossible in more conventional media. Join us for a look at something new, something very exciting, something that challenges us to expand our perception and to see with a different vision.

"Broken Window" Digital Hologram by Jacques Desbiens

Center for 4D Arts 
Beacon, NY 12508

Contact Linda Law at

November 28, 2011

Step Into The Studio


Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, November 30 @ 6:30pm
118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia

Step into the studios of New York School artists with Greg Dinkins of the New York Stereoscopic Society. In this special 3-D presentation, Dinkins will take the audience for a walk through 1950s New York via the stereo photographs of Max Margulis (1907-1996). Margulis, known for his work as a musician, writer, teacher, and co-founder of Blue Note Records, was also an avid stereo photographer. Photographing primarily from 1949 to 1957, he found inspiration in the street life of the Lower East Side, the studios of artists such as Willem de Kooning, and trips to Mexico with his friend Aaron Siskind. Dinkins has restored and remounted hundreds of these stereoviews, presenting them here alongside anecdotes gathered from interviews conducted with family and friends. 3-D glasses will be provided! Admission is free.

December 5, 2011

Claudia Kunin at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Impossible Possible - anaglyph

New York Stereoscopic Society member Claudia Kunin will be highlighted in an upcoming group exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Digital Darkroom opens December 17, 2011 and runs through May 28, 2012.

The exhibit features 17 artists including Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann, and Josef Astor. Each artist is considered a master of digital techniques.

Claudia Kunin’s archives are to become a part of the photography collection of the Smithsonian Institution The archive will include her photography, journals, source materials, and the Stereo Realist transparencies shot by her father. Kunin's work incorporates her own photography with daguerreotypes, black & white family snapshots, and her father’s stereo transparencies. Digital Darkroom will present various series including “Ghost Stories”, “Holy Ghost Stories”, “Family Ghost Stories”, “Theoretical Ghost Stories”, and Kunin's latest work in 3D animations.

Flight of Persephone - anaglyph

A documentary film will premiere at the exhibit in a specially built 3D theater. It explores the history of stereoscopic photography and features selected artists from the show filmed in 5K resolution using Red Epic cameras. The film demonstrates how Kunin photographs her subjects and alters them digitally to prepare her images for exhibition.

Deconstructing Mommy - anaglyph

December 10, 2011

UPDATE - Digital Darkroom in Los Angeles

Mark Golebiowski observes that the Digital Darkroom exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography also features the stereoscopic work of Chris Schneberger. Chris presented The Strange Case of Dr. Addison and the Crosswell Twins for our Spring 2006 event at AMNH.


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