On a recent visit to Dimbola Brian May could not contain his passion for stereoscopic images and seized the opportunity to use his Fuji Real 3D camera to capture the moment. If one Gary wasn’t enough look away as we now have him in stereo.
The pictures, commonly called stereo pairs, make use of the parallel viewing method. Seeing them stereoscopically requires concentration and may take a while to master. We found using the ‘Owl’ designed by Brian worked a treat.
Gary commented: It’s a rare occasion to catch me the other side of the camera but how could I refuse someone who worked so well with the photographers and was a pure delight when talking to the visitors at Dimbola.
To view extensive image gallery of Brian and Anita at Dimbola visit the Isle of Wight Photo Agency click here .
As we already know Brian May along with Elena Vidal published a book of 1850’s stereographs entitled ‘A Village Lost and Found’. Brian’s fascination with this type of photography began at a early age, when he found a stereograph viewer in a Weetabix box. The rest is history but we had to give a photographic plug as Brian states:
A little off the subject of 1850s material, but …I have taken thousands of stereo photographs myself over the last … erm … 45 years or so … I publish quite a few from time to time on my own “Brian’s Soapbox” on my website at: www.brianmay.com
Brian has also unearthed some Early Freddie/Queen stereos click here to view them on the London Stereo website.
You can buy the book and we highly recommend ‘A Village Lost and Found’ for £35, which includes a collapsible, focusable stereoscope ‘Owl’ developed by Brian and view the current exhibition at Dimbola Lodge.
Image: Brian May Captured Isle of Wight Photographer In Stereo. Image Copyright Brian May.