My multi-talented friend Brian May, who is himself a stereo junky (see his great website London Stereoscopic Company), introduced me to stereo pictures. I quickly managed to ‘view’ the stereo image after which I was completely hooked on them. To this day they still surprise me and I have created many of my own stereo pictures, most are my own 3D versions of astronomical objects. Flat astronomical images can sometimes miss out on important information and understanding that a stereo image can convey. For example, seeing the crab nebula in 3D immediately portrays in dramatic style a titanic explosion with the pulsar at its core. These pictures are my own interpretation based on the science of the object’s structures. In real life you wouldn’t see such 3D images.. unless you had eyes that were light years apart!