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John Watson stereoview

"ican't find much about this John Watson except that he was a [miniature] painter. i think it's likely that V&A [again] miscredited the nude and that it is by Goodman as well. maybe Goodman wanted to present the picture to his neighbour…"
Oct 19, 2022
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John Watson stereoview

"Interesting you should suggest that as Goodman and Watson shared premises at 2 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, in 1854 and I have other stereos featuring the same model in front of a background that also appears in some Goodman stereos, so there is…"
Oct 17, 2022
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John Watson stereoview

"i think the stereo of the lady in the mirror is by C. E Goodman. the "pretty reflection" is more often attributed to Reynolds, the TOBY-blindstamp can be found on other views by known photographers so that's a bit conspicuous. some…"
Oct 17, 2022
Jonathan Ross commented on J. Charles Chapuis's blog post Swan's Stereoscopic Treasury
"The viewer is described and illustrated on pp33-34 of  Paul Wing's definitive history, Stereoscopes, The First One Hundred Years. If you email me at, I can send you a scan. Wing mentions that it is Patent #2644,…"
Sep 20, 2022
Jonathan Ross commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Obituary: Sue Davies OBE HonFRPS (14 April 1933-18 April 2020) - UPDATED
"In 1980, The Photographer's Gallery presented Light Years Ahead, one of the first international exhibitions of holography, in which Sue Davies  bravely collaborated with Eve Ritscher to bring new aspects of this developing medium to a…"
Apr 27, 2020

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Photography bookshops and galleries in the UK

Later this year I will be publishing a collection of found photographs of twin sisters from 1850-1950 and would like to access a list of galleries and bookshops that stock books on photography.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 11:00

Retrospective Exhibition of Holography at the Royal College of Art

Between 1985 and 1995 the RCA in London was an international centre of excellence for artists working with holography. A forthcoming retrospective exhibition at The Glue Factory in Glasgow is the first to focus on this remarkably creative episode in the history of this relatively new and still developing medium, and a rare opportunity to see some of the groundbreaking work…


Posted on August 26, 2012 at 11:00

Exhibition: Classic holograms in Rugby

A chance to see some classic holograms and examples of the latest digital and full colour techniques, in the city where holography was invented, at the Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. Exhibition runs until 1 September 2012. More details are available here: …


Posted on August 18, 2012 at 15:00

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At 5:12 on December 1, 2016, Denis Pellerin said…

Hi Jonathan,

I have written articles in nearly every issue of Stereo World this year. The last issue features an 11-page one on the 1859 invasion scare.


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