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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Releasing Book of 'Archival' QUEEN Photos in 3-D!

Guitarist has been a long-time fan of "Stereoscopy."

March 29, 2017

You may not recognize the word, or the concept of "Stereoscopy," but I'm pretty sure that if you are of a certain age, you'll remember the old "3-D Viewmaster" gadgets from yesteryear that allowed the viewer to see pictures in 3-D. That's what "Stereoscopy" is! It's a photographic method that requires stereoptic cameras to record the images to be viewed in a stereoptic device. QUEEN Guitarist, BRIAN MAY (who has a patented viewing device of his own!) has been an enthusiast of the practice for a good portion of his life, frequently lugging around the cameras to performances, rehearsals, and backstage locations. And now, the guitarist (and recognized Physicist) is aiming to re-familiarize the public with this historic, long-ignored technology with the release of a new book that focuses on QUEEN's illustrious and successful career!  The appropriately titled, "Queen in 3-D" will be released towards the end of May, with a suggested price of about $60.The press release for the book promises “a series of glimpses of life with the rock band Queen, seen from the inside for the first time, and the book is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fans to gain new perspective on the group’s distinguished history." The press release goes on to say, The pictures and self-penned text tell the story of Brian’s discovery of the world of stereoscopy as a boy, and chronicle Queen from the early 1970s all the way to the present day,” it reads. “The images, from Brian’s personal archives, were taken using the various stereo cameras which Brian carried throughout his life. … they leap into stunning three-dimensional realism, giving a uniquely vivid impression of life with Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Brian himself, alongside the people who helped to shape Queen’s amazing global adventure.” And, the career of QUEEN is not the only subject that BRIAN MAY will be tackling: In addition, according to May, “A whole new audience can enjoy the magic of immersive 3-D in their own homes, just as our ancestors did in Victorian times,” said May, who’s reportedly working with the company on more books. “We’re restoring and reissuing stereoscopic masterpieces from the 1850s, along with new 3-D wonders of the modern world.”