Brian May Unveils Queen History in Expansive 3-D Photo Book

"As I looked at the 3-D photos, memories were triggered and the stories poured out," guitarist says of book

The story of Queen, told through the lens of guitarist Brian May's stereoscopic camera, will feature in the book 'Queen in 3-D.'

Queen guitarist Brian May will chronicle the band's history through photos shot by his stereoscopic camera in the new book Queen in 3-D. It will be the first official Queen book authored by a band member.

Queen in 3-D features over 360 photographs, most of them taken with the guitarist's 3-D still camera; May spent three years compiling the photos for the book, which features shots from all eras of Queen, from Freddie Mercury to Adam Lambert. Most of the photos have never been seen, with many undeveloped until May undertook the project.

"The whole process of writing this new kind of book was almost subconscious," May said in a statement. "As I looked at the 3-D photos, memories were triggered and the stories poured out. It's the 3-D element that makes it so evocative. I believe each image will draw readers in deeper, like me, inviting them to immerse themselves in a scene, to share a previously unseen Queen moment."

May's patented "Owl" 3-D viewer will accompany the hardcover book, which features May's photos from onstage, backstage, in the studio and candid shots of Queen hanging out.

Queen in 3-D arrives stateside August 24th via May's own London Stereoscopic Company. Check out the book's website for more information.