Queen - The Neal Preston Photographs published by Reel Art Press is an official coffee table book featuring classic and previously unpublished photographs - Neal, for many years, was Queen’s official photographer on tour. The book covers the period between 1977-1986, on stage, off stage, on the road and everything in between. Brian May and Roger Taylor are both also contributing to the project.
‘Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs’ is to be released in October 2020 through Reel Art Press and is available to pre-order now here.
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18th August: Queen, 1978. “I know how hard every single member of Queen worked every night. They always strove for pure excellence, and when the pressure was on they were at their best.” Neal Preston
8th August: Freddie Mercury & Roger Taylor 1980. “I don’t recall any Queen gig that was not fun to shoot. They were all fun. There was never a bad angle or camera position. These were big-time, world-class level musicians at the top of their game and I couldn’t have asked for more.”
3rd August: Freddie Mercury, Wembley Stadium 1986. “The fourth frame I shot during that show has become one of the most well-known rock photos in history. It’s a photograph I’m very proud of… and like all great photographs, it will live forever.” Neal Preston
27th July: Queen sound check Argentina, 1981. “The South American gigs kind of all melded together in my brain. I don’t recall one gig being exponentially better than any other one. The fans, though, went haywire.” Neal Preston
16th July: Printed pages ready to be bound.
13th July: Individual sections of the book (2)
10th July: Individual sections of the book (1)
29th June: A work in progress: A production proof of a random selection of images from the forthcoming Neal Preston Book.