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Brian May releases never-before-seen pictures of Queen’s Freddie Mercury

Queen guitarist Brian May has released fascinating pictures of life on the road with one of the world’s biggest rock bands. 

The top musician regularly documented Queen’s rise to fame with his faithful stereo camera and is now sharing more of the results with the rest of the world.  

The band’s four members guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor are shown laughing and joking in the candid snaps.

May has also been busy with his camera on the set of the new biopic of the band Bohemian Rhapsody which charts the band’s career up to their crowning moment at Live Aid in 1985.

The results of his camera work will be available to see in the second edition of his book Queen in 3-D hitting book shelves next month. 

The musician said: ‘Happily the first edition of Queen in 3-D flew off the shelves, so reprinting has given us a chance to include some extra brand new behind-the-scenes 3-D pictures taken on my Fujifilm 3-D camera during the shooting of Bohemian Rhapsody the movie.

‘They show the four brilliant boys who played the four of us (Queen) in the film in action, plus Lucy Boynton, and some interactions with the old boys themselves!’ 

Queen guitarist Brian May will publish incredible unseen 3-D photographs, taken while on the film set of Bohemian Rhapsody, a year after the original book. Pictured: An unseen photo of John Deacon (rear) and Freddie Mercury (right) on a private jet are just one of the many rare photos included in the book

Queen guitarist Brian May will publish incredible unseen 3-D photographs, taken while on the film set of Bohemian Rhapsody, a year after the original book. Pictured: An unseen photo of John Deacon (rear) and Freddie Mercury (right) on a private jet are just one of the many rare photos included in the book

Queen guitarist Brian May will publish incredible unseen 3-D photographs, taken while on the film set of Bohemian Rhapsody, a year after the original book. Pictured: An unseen photo of John Deacon (rear) and Freddie Mercury (right) on a private jet are just one of the many rare photos included in the book

The second edition of Queen in 3-D will show previously unseen photos of life behind the camera, with May's band mates singer Freddie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon. Pictured: Rare and candid photo taken of lead singer Freddie Mercury backstage 

The second edition of Queen in 3-D will show previously unseen photos of life behind the camera, with May's band mates singer Freddie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon. Pictured: Rare and candid photo taken of lead singer Freddie Mercury backstage 

The second edition of Queen in 3-D will show previously unseen photos of life behind the camera, with May’s band mates singer Freddie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon. Pictured: Rare and candid photo taken of lead singer Freddie Mercury backstage 

In a world away from one of Freddie Mercury's earlier jobs as a baggage handler at Heathrow, the lead singer is seen sitting inside a plane cockpit in one of the never been seen before images

In a world away from one of Freddie Mercury's earlier jobs as a baggage handler at Heathrow, the lead singer is seen sitting inside a plane cockpit in one of the never been seen before images

In a world away from one of Freddie Mercury’s earlier jobs as a baggage handler at Heathrow, the lead singer is seen sitting inside a plane cockpit in one of the never been seen before images

The stunning images will also provide the reader with a glimpse of the culture, politics and atmosphere during the band's global adventure. It is an updated version of his critically acclaimed stereoscopic autobiogprahy, Queen in 3-D. Pictured: Unseen photo of the band mates larking around outside with a dog

The stunning images will also provide the reader with a glimpse of the culture, politics and atmosphere during the band's global adventure. It is an updated version of his critically acclaimed stereoscopic autobiogprahy, Queen in 3-D. Pictured: Unseen photo of the band mates larking around outside with a dog

The stunning images will also provide the reader with a glimpse of the culture, politics and atmosphere during the band’s global adventure. It is an updated version of his critically acclaimed stereoscopic autobiogprahy, Queen in 3-D. Pictured: Unseen photo of the band mates larking around outside with a dog

The original Queen in 3-D published last year was written by May himself and featured many photos taken on his very own stereoscopic camera. It was also the first book ever to be published showing the history of the British rock group in a three-dimensional format

The original Queen in 3-D published last year was written by May himself and featured many photos taken on his very own stereoscopic camera. It was also the first book ever to be published showing the history of the British rock group in a three-dimensional format

The original Queen in 3-D published last year was written by May himself and featured many photos taken on his very own stereoscopic camera. It was also the first book ever to be published showing the history of the British rock group in a three-dimensional format

The new film Bohemian Rhapsody will celebrate the band's music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (pictured on stage in another unseen photo to be released in the new book)

The new film Bohemian Rhapsody will celebrate the band's music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (pictured on stage in another unseen photo to be released in the new book)

The new film Bohemian Rhapsody will celebrate the band’s music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (pictured on stage in another unseen photo to be released in the new book)

Freddie Mercury (far left) and Brian May (far right) pictured sitting on a train in Japan. Lead singer Mercury defied stereotypes to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet

Freddie Mercury (far left) and Brian May (far right) pictured sitting on a train in Japan. Lead singer Mercury defied stereotypes to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet

Freddie Mercury (far left) and Brian May (far right) pictured sitting on a train in Japan. Lead singer Mercury defied stereotypes to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet

A sneak peak at Gwilym Lee starring as Brian May in the new Bohemian Rhapsody film that will come to UK cinemas on October 23

A sneak peak at Gwilym Lee starring as Brian May in the new Bohemian Rhapsody film that will come to UK cinemas on October 23

A sneak peak at Gwilym Lee starring as Brian May in the new Bohemian Rhapsody film that will come to UK cinemas on October 23

Pictured: Sneak preview photo taken by Brian May on his stereo camera of the actors in costume, performing on the set of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody, with actor Rami Malek (above) performing as Mercury

Pictured: Sneak preview photo taken by Brian May on his stereo camera of the actors in costume, performing on the set of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody, with actor Rami Malek (above) performing as Mercury

Pictured: Sneak preview photo taken by Brian May on his stereo camera of the actors in costume, performing on the set of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody, with actor Rami Malek (above) performing as Mercury

The highly anticipated film Bohemian Rhapsody will have actors playing the iconic rockstars and the intimate moments behind their charting success through the years. Pictured: Brian May (left) with actor Gwilym Lee (right)

The highly anticipated film Bohemian Rhapsody will have actors playing the iconic rockstars and the intimate moments behind their charting success through the years. Pictured: Brian May (left) with actor Gwilym Lee (right)

The highly anticipated film Bohemian Rhapsody will have actors playing the iconic rockstars and the intimate moments behind their charting success through the years. Pictured: Brian May (left) with actor Gwilym Lee (right)

Brian May (left) and Roger Taylor (right) pose with American actor Rami Malek (centre). Malek will star as lead singer Freddie Mercury in the new film tracing the band's meteoric rise

Brian May (left) and Roger Taylor (right) pose with American actor Rami Malek (centre). Malek will star as lead singer Freddie Mercury in the new film tracing the band's meteoric rise

Brian May (left) and Roger Taylor (right) pose with American actor Rami Malek (centre). Malek will star as lead singer Freddie Mercury in the new film tracing the band’s meteoric rise

The film will not only celebrate their music and legacy but also their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Pictured: Brian May (left), Roger Taylor (centre) and Bob Geldof (right) on the film's Live Aid set

The film will not only celebrate their music and legacy but also their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Pictured: Brian May (left), Roger Taylor (centre) and Bob Geldof (right) on the film's Live Aid set

The film will not only celebrate their music and legacy but also their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Pictured: Brian May (left), Roger Taylor (centre) and Bob Geldof (right) on the film’s Live Aid set

The second edition of the book, published by The London Stereoscopic Company, will go on sale at bookstores on October 23

The second edition of the book, published by The London Stereoscopic Company, will go on sale at bookstores on October 23

The second edition of the book, published by The London Stereoscopic Company, will go on sale at bookstores on October 23

The second edition of the book, published by The London Stereoscopic Company, will feature incredible personal stereo views of the band and provide an exclusive Brian May patent Lite OWL 3-D viewer. 

Queen in 3-D: Updated Edition goes out on the day of the Bohemian Rhapsody film release, October 23 and is available to pre-order nowhttp://shop.londonstereo.com/BOOK-Q3-D-UPDATED-EDITION.html.

 

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