André Ruiter Stereoscopy

Douaumont Cadavre Boche

June 23, 2021
Douaumont Cadavre Boche - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
During and after the First World War, huge numbers of stereoviews were published in France. The technical and artistic quality is often mediocre, but sometimes an image stands out and touches me.
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LSU / SDV / Verdun / WWI

The Verdun Battlefield ∽ Past to Present

January 15, 2020
The Verdun Battlefield ∽ Past to Present - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
My photo project about the First World War started in Verdun in 2009. Nine years later I started collecting stereoviews of the war. This created a nice interaction between these two passions. I’m now searching for stereoviews with images of locations that I've photographed during my photo project, but I also started taking new photos of locations that I recognised from stereoviews.
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LSU / SPA / Verdun / WWI

The Photographer of Fort Tavannes

October 19, 2019
The Photographer of Fort Tavannes - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Most French stereoviews with images of the First World War contain a short description which is printed on the slide. In best case, it describes the place, subject and a year. However, most descriptions are brief and sometimes even incorrect. This makes it difficult to find out more about the story behind the image.
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How my passion for stereo photography started

May 28, 2019
How my passion for stereo photography started - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
A new passion was born after I looked for the first time through the lenses of my Zeiss Ikon 628/8 stereoscope. I viewed an image of the battle of Verdun and the visual experience and 3D effect made a big impression on me.
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