Brian May is selling limited edition signed fine art prints of his 3-D Queen photography

16 June 2023, 13:01 | Updated: 19 September 2023, 13:52

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By Mayer Nissim

Brian May's photography is on display in London at the Queen Will Rock You In 3-D exhibition.

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Already renowned as a rock legend, environmentalist and astrophysicist, Brian May has yet another talent up his sleeve, as a photographer.

And now you can own a limited edition fine art 3-D print of Brian's photography of the early Queen days, signed by the man himself.

"It's been giving me great pleasure to share a chunk of my life's work - combining some of the magic of Queen's Glory Days with the alchemy of stereoscopy 3-D - on view every weekday at London's Proud Galleries," Brian said.

"Some of the 3-D images had been hiding in unmounted 35 mm film - rediscovered so many years later, and so evocative of those early days of Queen."

He added: "The unique 'virtual reality' of these in-depth views brings those wonderful, colourful early musical moments so vividly back to life.

Brian May exhibition at Proud Galleries
Brian May exhibition at Proud Galleries. Picture: Proud Galleries

"Out of our successful exhibition (and London’s first new stereoscopic shop for 170 years!) came the idea of offering a limited edition of high quality enlargement prints of some of those early images."

Brian has personally curated the selection of candid behind-the-scenes, on-stage and portraiture images of himself and of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, which you can see at Proud Galleries from now until September 23, 2023.

These images have been taken by May with a stereo camera from Queen's earliest days to the present, offering a unique perspective on the band over the decades.

Brian May presents Queen in 3-D in 2017
Brian May presents Queen in 3-D in 2017. Picture: Getty Images

Fans can buy one of these Queen prints, or instead opt for a fine art print of an iconic Victorian image from the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy, which collects Victorian photography from the previous age of 3-D photography.

All prints are selected and hand-signed by Brian and are accompanied by a gallery certificate of authenticity, a Queen stereo card pack and a Lite Owl Viewer designed by Brian himself.

A long-term fan of 3-D photography, Brian was a founder of the London Stereoscopic Company and last year released the book Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D.