Author: Denis Pellerin

Henry Brooks, Salisbury Photographer

Henry Brooks, Salisbury Photographer

A recent unearthing of one of the earliest images of a family visiting Stonehenge, in stereoscopic 3-D, has lead to the rediscovery of an eminent family of photographers and artists from Salisbury. We explore the history of Henry Brooks, his photographic studio and his family.

Henry Brothers: Masters of their Trade

Henry Brothers: Masters of their Trade

Photo historian Denis Pellerin blows us away yet again with his amazing research into seven French stereoscopic collodion glass negatives. He uncovers the stories of the nineteenth Century firm in the images and the photographer who took them.

Mr. Spencer’s Red-Letter Day

Mr. Spencer’s Red-Letter Day

Everyone experiences, at least once in their professional life, some memorable occasion, some momentous event that changes, helps or furthers their career. For the amateur stereo photographer Mr. Spencer in our story, this red-letter day took place on May 10th 1897.

The Rugged Path

The Rugged Path

This short post will be about another image of the “genre” kind which was turned into a stereo card. The publishers were the Gaudin brothers to whom I am very partial since they were the subject of the very first book devoted to the history of photography I wrote (in French).

The Strange Case of Monsieur Albert Boucher, Brighton Photographer

The Strange Case of Monsieur Albert Boucher, Brighton Photographer

Photo historian Denis Pellerin has researched and uncovered the strange story of Brighton photographer 'Monsieur Albert Boucher'. Beautifully Illustrated with stereoviews from 'the photographer himself', read on to discover the unusual truth behind a photographer's name.

In the Bitter Cold

In the Bitter Cold

Photo historian Denis Pellerin writes about his recent discovery of an original drawing from which a beautiful Victorian stereoview took inspiration. He researches the life of the artist, describes the meaning of the image and the heart-wrenching poem and stories it helped to create. A must-read article for fans of the book 'The Poor Man's Picture Gallery'.

A Picnic by the Side of the Road.

A Picnic by the Side of the Road.

Photo Historian Denis Pellerin shares with us a selection of beautiful French early 1900s stereoviews of people picnicking by the side of the road. He takes us on a journey through time, wine and stunning vehicles!

Faces from the Past

Faces from the Past

The Stereoscopy Blog is excited to bring you our first of many posts by photo historian, life-long stereoscopy enthusiast and Director of Dr. Brian May's London Stereoscopic Company, Denis Pellerin. In this post he describes his most recent purchase of a stereoview of two sisters, his research into it and the story about them. It gives an insight into how he thoroughly researches each image for his excellent talks, articles and books.