Family Stereoscopic Archives

It was my father’s stereo photographs of our family — along with the ubiquitous View-Master photo disks, which, for many of us, comprised our first photographic collection – that formed my interest in stereoscopic images and their ability to convey spatial relationships and intensified perceptions of time and place.

My father took hundreds of stereoscopic images of my family in the 1950's and 60's with his Kodak stereo camera and Kodachrome film. These images, viewed as they were in a bakelite battery operated viewer, are transportative, intimate and iconic. It's as if my family has been portrayed in a series of dioramas at a natural history museum.