EXCITING NEWS - we can finally announce that the highly anticipated title STEREOSCOPY IS GOOD FOR YOU: LIFE IN 3-D shall be published on 1st November 2022, AND it’s available for PREORDER from TODAY!
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Here we reveal for the first time the front cover, the beautiful image taken by the very talented Jane Sabini.
Thank you and congratulations to everybody who has taken part in this ongoing joyful mission!
And for those unfamiliar with it, this is the story behind one of our most thrilling titles to date -
Edited by Brian, the book contains the work of over 100 21st-century stereoscopic photographers from around the world during the COVID years
Brian May asked a new generation of stereo photographers around the world to show us what kept their spirits up during and following the lockdown period. The result is the first-ever book of captivating global 3-D photographs, with the special context of the whole world dealing with the Covid pandemic.
In an uncertain world, Stereoscopy Is Good For You (SIGFY) a project two years in the making, shines light, beauty, and hope in 3-D through the pages of a book created by Brian May and a new stereoscopic community centered around the Instagram social medium.
Brian, the creator of the 21st-century incarnation of the London Stereoscopic Company (LSC), has become an Internet evangelist for 3-D photography in recent years. Through the LSC, he invited the world to capture uplifting images from the uncertainty of their new reality. As Covid continued to take its toll on the world, the fast-growing stereo community kept on snapping away, lifting their spirits through this often neglected, but uniquely powerful photographic medium. Throughout the last two years thousands of powerful images came pouring in, celebrating nature, intriguing insects, people, pets, architecture, indoor recreations, even the sky above.... and a new title was born.
Brian May says -
“Here you will see an amazing breadth of invention. Some people took their smartphones into their garden if they were lucky enough to have one, capturing flowers, plants and garden creatures. Some snapped the newly appreciated beauty of their immediately surrounding landscapes on permitted walks. Some, stuck indoors, ingeniously managed to create whole model scenes from toys and models. And some even turned their cameras to the sky. Some worked purely virtually, on their laptops, creating imaginary landscapes. Some opportunistically used data available on the Internet to make stereos of the heavens. And, as the COVID restrictions eventually began to relax, the new stereographers ventured back out and reclaimed the world ! You will see it all here.”
Brian and the LSC team were delighted by the quality and creativity of the photos they received, capturing the surrounding world in an extraordinary situation, and reflecting the resilience of the human spirit. And so began the epic mission of selecting and polishing the most expressive photos to compile Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D. The pages are filled with striking juxtapositions as we peer into the lives of photographers from the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Indonesia, Australia,NZ, Thailand, US, Mexico, Paraguay, Sweden, NL and many more.
The book is set to become a lasting testament to the evocative power and joy of 3-D photography, reinforcing Brian’s unshakeable conviction that Stereoscopy is Good For You!
In the book's accompanying text, drawing on a lifetime’s passion for 3-D, Brian explains the origins, theory, and practice of stereo photography.
SIGFY comes with an OWL Stereoscopic Viewer, designed by Brian, that does the job of transforming the stereoscopic pairs of images into magical in-depth 3-D.
To join the global stereoscopic mission:
- Download a 3-D camera app on your smartphone
- Get snapping in 3-D
- Share your images on Instagram/ Facebook/ Twitter
- Tag @londonstereo @brianmayforreal