As part of the promotion for Brian's forthcoming book Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D, a leading London photography gallery shall run a five-month exhibition, showcasing some of the captivating imagery.
Proud Galleries in collaboration with Brian May’s London Stereoscopic Company present STEREOSCOPY IS GOOD FOR YOU: LIFE IN 3-D
A wondrous immersive exhibition celebrating the magic of stereoscopic 3-D photography in the 21st Century - 3rd November 2022 to 25th March 2023
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This show exhibits new 3-D photography from the LSC’s latest publication “Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D”. But the presentation also includes a dazzling array of historical images communicating the excitement of Stereoscopy in Victorian times, and a selection of Brian May’s own stereoscopic work depicting QUEEN from the inside, as well as his own history in stereoscopy.
Brian May says:
“I’m thrilled that London’s prestigious PROUD gallery will be hosting our exhibition for a massive FIVE MONTHS. The stars seem to be aligning - this is IT ! “Stereoscopy Is Good For You” will put 3-D firmly on the map in 2022 !”
At the centre of the exhibition is a project two years in the making, the work of over a hundred modern stereo photographers sharing aspects of life that lifted their spirits during the Covid period. Through his personal Instagram and the LSC’s social media platforms, Brian invited stereoscopists everywhere to capture and share images of living under lockdown and beyond. The response was overwhelming, and as Covid continued to take its toll on the world, the fast-growing stereo community kept on snapping away, spreading beauty and hope through the uniquely powerful 3-D photographic medium. This exhibit is a monument to that response.
Visitors will view the visuals in the splendour of 3-D through the stereoscopic OWL viewer designed by Brian May himself.
“Working on this project, I learned all over again that the photographs we take say a lot more about US than the subject we capture. Viewing the stereoscopic work of others, we find ourselves completely transported to the place and time when their picture was taken. 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 immediate surrounding landscapes on permitted walks. Some, stuck indoors, ingeniously created whole scenes from toys and models. And some even turned their cameras to the sky. Some worked purely virtually on their laptops, creating imaginary landscapes. 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.”
The exhibition also comprises stunning artwork from past LSC projects, as well as rare behind-the-scenes images depicting the legendary rock band Queen, captured by stereoscopic photographer, astrophysicist, rockstar, and animal activist, Brian May himself and first presented in his book, Queen in 3-D, which provides close-up glimpses of the band as never before seen. This is a unique display, inviting visitors to delve into the magic of stereoscopy from the Victorian era to the present, culminating with a captivating display of images from the modern-day stereo community.
Come and be transported !!!
Exhibition Dates / Thursday 3 November 2022 to Saturday 25 March 2023
Exhibition Venue / Proud Galleries / 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP
Opening Times / Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Press Enquiries / [email protected]
Social Media / @londonstereo, @brianmayforreal, @proudgalleries, #stereoscopyisgoodforyou
About Proud Galleries London / www.proudgalleries.com
About The London Stereoscopic Company / www.londonstereo.com
Entry Tickets* / £7 GBP
*Every entry ticket purchased contributes £1 to The Save Me Trust, founded by Brian May and Anne Brummer to protect the welfare and dignity of wild animals.
Stereoscopy Is Good For you: Life in 3-D, published by The London Stereoscopic Company, Edited by Brian May, 1 November 2022, £30, available to PRE-ORDER NOW @ www.shop.londonstereo.com