29 May 2020

Heag XV stereo camera by Ernemann

Category: Stereo cameras   Tags: Ernemann
Heag XV stereo camera by Ernemann - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Heag series of folding cameras were produced between 1900 and 1926 by Ernemann from Dresden. The abbreviation Heag stands for Heinrich Ernemann Actien Gesellschaft.

22 May 2020

Glass plate negatives from The Great War

Stereoviews of the mobilisation in Nevers, France

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: WWI
Glass plate negatives from The Great War - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

I found 21 glass plate negatives with stereo images of the First World War. The slides provide an interesting insight into the mobilisation of the French army during the first weeks of the conflict.

15 May 2020

Vérascope by Jules Richard

Category: Stereo cameras   Tags: Jules Richard
Vérascope by Jules Richard - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Vérascope was a compact stereo camera that was introduced in 1893 by Jules Richard. It was the best selling stereo camera of its time and the production of various models continued well into the 1950s.

5 May 2020

Ernemann Universal Stereoscope

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Ernemann
Ernemann Universal Stereoscope - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Ernemann Universal Stereoscope is a versatile folding stereo viewer for glass and paper stereoviews that supports different formats.

29 April 2020

Taxiphote by Jules Richard

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Jules Richard
Taxiphote by Jules Richard - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Taxiphote was the name of a series of multiple view stereoscopes based on slide trays. The device was developed by Jules Richard and the first patent dates from 1900. The first models were just called Stéréo Classeur, but soon the name Taxiphote was introduced. It was the most sophisticated stereoscope of its time.

12 April 2020

ICA Stereospekt 45x107

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: ICA
ICA Stereospekt 45x107 - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

I much appreciate German photo gear. I'm photographing with Zeiss optics for many years now and since two years I shoot my photo projects with a Leica Monochrom. Although this blog is mainly about French stereoscopy, I couldn't resist the temptation to add a German stereoscope to my collection.

8 April 2020

Ypres in Ruins

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: WWI
Ypres in Ruins - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Belgium was occupied by the German army during the First World War. Only a small part of southwest Flanders remained Belgian territory and was defended by the Allied armies. The city of Ypres was close to the frontline and was surrounded by German troops. The city remained in Allied hands during the war, but the Ypres Sailant became the scene of four major battles.

2 April 2020

Neutral Black & White Prints

Category: Digital workflow   Tags: Printing
Neutral Black & White Prints - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

In 2012 I switched from a Canon Pro 9500 to an Epson R3000 printer and today I'm printing with an Epson SC-P600. The main reason was an extra gray ink and Epson's Advanced Black & White mode. The switch proved to be a good choice as the Epson printers create neutral, high quality black & white prints. A neutral black & white print contains gray tones without any visible colour casts, but neutral is also a matter of personal taste.

21 March 2020

A very decorative Stereoscope

Category: Stereoscopes
A very decorative Stereoscope - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

A table top stereoscope for glass and paper stereoviews in the 8,2x17cm format. It's beautifully decorated with a mother of pearl inlay of floral and butterfly motifs.

6 March 2020

Gott strafe England

The story behind the stereoview

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Autochrome / WWI
Gott strafe England - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

This stereoview shows a group of German prisoners of war guarded by French soldiers on horses. They're walking past a house with the text Gott strafe England! 1914/15. The photo was taken in the village of Bucy-le-Long in Northern France.