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Legendary Guitarist Brian May Rocks you with a 3-D Look at Queen
In the backroom of the Walt Disney Commissary on the Burbank lot, people mingled about sipping wine, looking at vintage stereoscopy cameras that were set up on display and happily engaged with others. It was an enjoyable time, for those selectively invited, but that wasn’t the real party. We were all there eagerly waiting for Brian May to unveil never before seen photos of his band and take us on a journey into different eras of Queen in his new book Queen in 3-D. So when the iconic guitarist strolled into the event—early I might add–that’s when the excitement began.
May, who is also an animal activist and has a doctorate in astrophysics, walked around greeting people—even those he didn’t know—and patiently obliged anyone who wanted to talk, get a selfie or just say hello. He was charming, affable and knew how to work a room. Mtime was lucky enough to snag an exclusive with the 70-year-old rock star who was clad in black jeans and a denim buttoned down shirt.
Mtime: How did you choose the photo for the cover of the book?
Brian May: It’s just a real nice picture and it kind of sums Freddie up doesn’t it? He’s our emblem and he always was. And it’s 3-D—it’s proper 3-D.
Mtime: You’re always had a fascination with 3-D. When did that start?
Brian May: It just happened when I opened a cereal package. There was a little stereo card inside and two flat pictures. I thought, “What is this?” It said to send away for a viewer, which I did. So you put the card in the viewer and suddenly it’s not two flat pictures anymore. It’s like a window that you could almost walk through. There were pictures of animals and my first one was the hippopotamus and it’s in the book. It was like I could fall into his mouth, so I thought, “Why doesn’t everybody do this all the time? If you could have stereo pictures that are so real, why would people bother with flat pictures?” Ever since I’ve been a geek of stereo and other things.
Mtime: What are you hoping fans really love about this book?
Brian May: It’s a crossover thing and I’m hoping it will draw people over to stereoscopy and 3-D. But I hope they will see Queen and my life through the eyes of being inside it—through my eyes. The pictures were very evocative to me. You know you get your family’s snaps out and it’s nice that it brings back memories. Getting your family’s 3-D pictures out it’s so incredibly evocative. You find all of these thoughts going through you’re there, so there’s a lot of my perceptions of that time there, but there’s also a lot of my feelings in there. So I hope people will see the world through my eyes.
Mtime: We’re so excited about the upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody movie. What can you tell us about it?
Brian May: We’ve been eight years in development and I’ve seen probably 20 different directors along the way. Now we have a fantastic director Bryan Singer and now we have a cast. It’s more than exciting, it’s terrifying. Imagine seeing people play yourself on the screen. It takes a lot of trust and part of the reason that we took so long to come to this point was because we had to get the script right. It had to be authentic, it had to be entertaining, it had to be real, it had to be truthful. It had to be something to where when people come out of the theater they will feel different and I think this film will do that.
Afterwards we headed over to the Frank G. Wells Theater on the lot where we were shown several images from Queen in 3-D and May candidly told the backstory for each one. So how do you get the 3-D look? Every hardcover book, which features photos from onstage, backstage, in the studio and shots of the guys just hanging out, comes with an Owl 3-D viewer, so you can experience the magic of feeling like you’re actually there with whoever is in the pic.
Queen 3-D is now available and May’s company, the London Stereoscopic Company, has already published three other books on stereo photography: Diableries, Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell (2013), The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery (2014), Crinoline, Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster (2016), which you will enjoy as well. Denis Pellerin has co-authored or been an active part of all of these books, and you can check them out at www.londonstereo.com.