My name is Eddie Bowers. I'm a systems engineer at Microsoft and a avid View-Master collector as well as 3D Stereo photographer. I don't recall having much exposure to View-Master or 3D as a kid, and only got into it after a Trip to Washington DC in 1998. One of the souvenirs we brought back was a DC View-Master set. When I got home and looked at it I was hooked. I have always been into photography and shortly after that trip the Discovery Channel had a show called "Our Favorite Toys". It had a segment about View-Master and showed a brief glimpse of a camera. I HAD TO HAVE ONE! The rest is history :)
This is me with my Belplasca stereo camera. This is one of the main cameras I use on View-Master shoots. It may look strange because it has some 37mm filter rings on it and a modified viewfinder that shows me the View-Master cropping allowing me to better compose for that format.
This is a picture my wife took of me shooting with my
Personal Camera in Colorado this spring. (Click for the full
Since I was very young my Grandfather took me up to South Fork Colorado to spend the whole summer vacation (which used to be 3 months). It still holds a very special place in my heart and I try to be up there as much as possible.
These are my favorite shoes. Every time I used to wear out a pair of shoes I would take forever to find some new ones because they never make the same shoes for more than a year or so. I always wanted canvas ones too. It finally dawned on me that Chucks were the answer and I have been happy ever since :)
This is our brand new Vapor Blue Turbo Beetle. This color was a limited edition and is very similar to the color of my old 1974 Beetle I had in high school and college. It's what I was driving when I met my wife 14 years ago so it's perfect for us. It's replacing the actual car (86 Nissan) that my wife was driving when we met.
Various other pictures of me and where I live and work.
My Vladimir "Bill" Tytla page
My Thief and The Cobbler page
My other "Me" page that is animation related