At the start of the pandemic we invited you to send in stereoscopic photos of subjects that brought you joy during a challenging time on Earth.
We were amazed by the standard of images we received from all over the world, capturing beauty in many different forms.
So we have decided to compile a book of some of the wonderful imagery, that will be published next Spring .... And here we offer one more chance to be a part of this uplifting project by inviting you to capture joyful moments during the festive month.
To mark the great occasion the GUARDIAN has dedicated P3 of today’s paper to the title that Brian sees as the LSC’s most important to date.
“This week, May publishes a book devoted to the history of his passion. Stereoscopy: the Dawn of 3D, written by the art historian Denis Pellerin, contains images from May’s collection of about 100,000 photographs – including two previously unseen images of Charles Dickens – and comes with its own foldable viewer.”
And if you want to celebrate with Brian and Denis there’s still time to join the live virtual launch at 7.30pm this evening - just click on the link and book your ticket
On Wednesday 10th November, from 19:30 - 20:45, Brian May and Denis Pellerin invite you to the live virtual launch of a very special publication - STEREOSCOPY: THE DAWN OF 3-D - one that Brian refers to as “the most important book we have ever produced.”
The London Stereoscopic Company has teamed up with @britishlibrary and King’s College to broadcast the event direct to your homes which can be enjoyed in fantastic 3-D if you have one of Brian’s Owl stereoscopic viewers. And if you don’t, then you can either order the new book hot off the press (which comes with one) to accompany your ticket to the live show, or get yourself a Lite Owl using a special discount code [provided by the British Library].
Hit the link below to book your tickets and for more detail on the captivating journey through the history of stereoscopy that the duo will take you on - READ MORE
Look forward to seeing you there, wherever you may be in the world!
Brian May's The London Stereoscopic Company invites the world to a FREE 3D online talk;
THE POOR MAN’S PICTURE GALLERY – THE SEARCH GOES ON
with author Denis Pellerin
Wednesday 26th May at 7pm BST
To celebrate the LSC's “Book of the month” promotion, photo historian Denis Pellerin, from the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy, will take you on a stereoscopic journey back to the Victorian era to explore critically acclaimed book, “The Poor Man’s Picture."
If you don't already have a copy of the book, check out the special bundles at the LSC store which include Brian May's signature along with Denis'. The book also comes with an Owl stereoscopic viewer that will enable you to experience the talk in the magic of 3-D
In his presentation, Denis will examine the reasons that prompted the publication of the book in the first place and how all the original connections that are made in it between high art, popular art and stereoscopic photography, make it a unique volume that goes far beyond a simple survey of some of the best-selling Victorian stereo cards.
Although the book was released some years ago, the search for more connections still goes on and the speaker will disclose some of the latest avenues he has explored and the numerous new links between paintings and stereoviews he has discovered, and written about, since.
The images will be displayed side-by-side for parallel viewing. You can watch the whole presentation in 2D but if you want the 3D experience you will need a viewer and the LSC are running a special offer of 50% off the Owl VR kit
Making sense of the new cutting edge technology that will turn your host 3-D for his AstroFest talk tonight!
This is a first ever!
“I’m very happy to say that this time at Astrofest we are attempting to transmit my WHOLE talk in 3-D. That means, as well as all the stereoscopic astro photos I’ll be showing, we’ll be beaming ME out in 3-D as well !! I’m hoping that won’t be too painful !! See you there, in depth !!"
The London Stereoscopic Company has teamed up with Astrofest to present the world’s first Stereoscopic 3-D virtual talk where even the host, Brian May, will be transformed into the magic of 3-D.
A 3-D Brian will explain how stereo imaging brings a new dimension to our exploration of the Universe and shall reveal some previously unseen solar system stereo images from his work with current NASA missions, including the Perseverance Mars rover.
He will also explore his latest astro-stereoscopic books - Mission Moon 3-D and Cosmic Clouds 3-D - transporting viewers on a fascinating voyage to the night sky.
“Brian May has rocked audiences for years but those attending our virtual AstroFest event will see him in a new dimension. For the first time, he will be beamed into their homes live in 3-D to explain how stereo imaging is changing our understanding of the Universe." Steve Young, Astrofest Organiser
To view the talk in 3-D: The London Stereoscopic Company are running a 50% off offer on the OWL VR Kit designed by Brian May - at checkout enter code
NEWSFLASH: On 22 April at 7.30pm Brian shall be presenting at the world's leading astronomy festival - AstroFest - and this year sees the festival go virtual for the first time.
You're invited to explore the Universe in a thrilling new dimension as Brian shares how 3-D imagery is expanding our understanding of the cosmos. He will discuss his latest astro-stereoscopic books and reveal new stereos from his work with current NASA missions, including the Perseverance Mars rover.
Hit the link to get your tickets now and find a special offer code to get equipped with an OWL VR Kit that will transform the talk into captivating 3-D!
Saturday's DAILY MAIL featured captivating images from Brian’s Queen in 3-D collection....
And if you don’t already have a copy of the book that captures the 50 year legacy of the band through Brian’s camera lenses and narrative - MAIL are running a SPECIAL OFFER to snap it up for £20 from the LSC store
"Each picture unlocks a story, often in a long-forgotten situation that the 3-D pictures brought so vividly to life when re-presented to my eyes. I’ve always felt that 3-D pictures were a thousand times more powerful than flat snaps, but some of these 3-D moments are so extraordinarily evocative that I was actually shocked in myself what recollections they brought out of my head. So in Queen’s 50th anniversary year, this collection presents a kind of multidimensional potted history of the band, seen from my intimate point of view."