I want to 3D: Brian May enters yet another dimension


Brian May in the print edition of The Times today [17 Dec 2022]: 

I Want to 3D - Brian May by Denis Pellerin
Brian May by Denis Pellerin

18 December 2022


After nearly dying after a heart attack in lockdown, the Queen rock god and badger advocate has one more vision: a book of ‘stereoscopic’ photos

‘I suppose that everybody thinks I’m mad,” ponders Brian May from his study in Surrey….

Queen’s 75-year-old guitarist is a bit of a nutty professor. He’s the only man in rock to have played the Olympic closing ceremony in 2012 and the actual Queen’s golden and diamond jubilees, and who also has a PhD in astrophysics.

He’s glad to be performing again after having what he calls a “pretty terrible” lockdown… … pottering around his garden and workshop kept him going.

Out of that pottering comes his latest project, reflecting another of his quirky hobbies: the Victorian invention of stereoscopy, a technique that produces a 3D image from two photos side by side when viewed through special glasses (of which May has, of course, designed and patented his own brand). He’s just released a book in time for Christmas, Stereoscopy is Good for You, which he compiled from hundreds of submissions from around the world after he put out a call on Instagram during lockdown for the best pics deserving the 3D treatment.


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Stereoscopy is Good for You: Life In 3-D is available from londonstereo.com at £30.
An exhibition at Proud Galleries, London, runs until March 25, 2023.