Restoring a Stereo Realist by Stan White
3-DLegends.com is a creation we hope to establish as a tradition for 3-D enthusiasts and historicians of all kinds to learn from.
This site is a look back in time to remember some amazing people who enriched our lives.
They brought us the marvels of stereoscopic images, equipment, experimentation, techniques and brilliance. The purpose of this site is to learn a bit about them, their lives and their contributions. It's not meant to be comprehensive, only to whet your appetite to learn more.
Why are some images unforgettable?
Why do some stereo legacies make such an impact on our current world of stereo photography?
A wise person once said tradition takes a long time to establish, but a momentary decision to end.
Stereo culture, heritage, tradition and foundation have been established by many inspired, creative, inventive people whose names we remember, but we know little about them.
Whilst they are no longer with us,
3-DLegends.com is a place where we want to remember them. Some of us have been lucky enough to have met these people, others are just names from the past. Together we will share a bit of the 3-D contributions they left us.
Seton Rochwite designed the Stereo Realist Camera, the red button Realist viewer, the Kindar and Contura stereo cameras and more. Ray Zone was a prolific writer, historian, 3-D comic book creator and important leader in the field. Seeing his accomplishments is inspiring and impressive. He influenced many lives to follow. Each person included in 3-D Legends left their mark in various dimensional ways.
My goal is not to accomplish the creation of this website by myself.
If you find some errors, please let me know. I'm not perfect, just human.
If you have any information or images, flat or 3-D, that you're willing to share (with photo credit, of course) please email me.
If you have some ideas or suggestions for other 3-D Legends to add, please contact me. I'll do my best to try to keep up, there's still a long way to go.
My email address is:
I deeply appreciate your input.
- Susan Pinsky