Dates / Thur 3 November 2022 to Sat 25 March 2023 / Entry Ticket £5 GBP
Venue / London WC2N 6BP
‘I’m thrilled that London’s prestigious Proud Galleries will be hosting our exhibition for a massive 5 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!’
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This show exhibits new 3-D photography from Brian May’s latest publication ‘Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D’.
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.
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 provided 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.
‘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.’ Brian May
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.