The stories behind Victorian and modern stereos after Henry Wallis's 1856 work "The Death of Chatterton" and how to create similar images will be discussed by Photo Historian Denis Pellerin on the 7th October 2021, 18:30 BST. The event is free but you need to register, which you can do in this post.
Photo historian Denis Pellerin, from the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy, will present online and in stereoscopic 3-D the advent of the Crinoline Cage. The event is on 15th Sept 2021 and is free to attend; find the registration details here.
I was very kindly given a set of six stereoviews of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. As soon as I saw them I felt inspired to research and retrace the photographer's footsteps, setting off on a mission in the rain very early the following day, despite not exactly being on Stamford's doorstep or familiar with the town.
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.
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).
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.
Photo Historian Denis Pellerin found a name written on the back of a portrait stereoview and writes about the discoveries he's made about the Victorian man in the image.
Photo Historian Denis Pellerin rediscovers a Victorian stereo-photographer from Manchester and writes about the information he's unearthed whilst researching him and his family.
The British Museum announced yesterday that it will finally be reopening on the 27th August 2020 after its longest peacetime closure since opening its doors in 1759 (pre-booking is necessary to visit, please see the BM's website for details). To celebrate I thought I'd write a post about the stereographs of the British Museum taken by Roger Fenton in the 1850s.