Interview with Photographer, Digital Artist, and Film-Maker Andrew Brooks

Interview with Photographer, Digital Artist, and Film-Maker Andrew Brooks
PreHistory

Is there a particular experience that influences how you approach your craft? What was it?

I think working in a professional photographic studio for 8 years was very important to my craft, the work was not exactly where I wanted to end up, being photography for catalogs and simple advertising, but I did learn how to create finished and polished images for clients day after day. Also the company I worked for invested in really good digital camera setup early on, so this gave me a great opportunity to work with good quality cameras and photoshop for 8 hours a day, which is the best way of learning and getting a natural feel for digital image making.
Progeny

Atlantis, Ifach and Observatory are very serene yet stunning sceneries. What were your inspiration for these?

I think these grew out of the strange landscapes I visited, Ifach, was the first, and was from a place called Calpe in Spain(See link below) which has a town and a large rock out to sea, I shot the rock from down in the town, then climbed the rock with my dad and shot the town from high up, I then joined the two images, flipping the rock so it sits under the town, so it is kind of one place, but reconstructed. The others grew in similar ways, and I am always on the look out for new landscapes to continue the series of images.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Ndo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=ifach+calpe&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=622&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

Ifach Ifach

Observatory Observatory

Atlantis Atlantis


Are you working on any new series now?

At the moment I am putting the finishing touches on two long term project, one is creating a series of landscape images to illustrate classical concerts for the BBC philharmonic, the other it another secret cities project, looking at the hidden spaces in the Dutch town of Zoetermeer, here's some previous secret city project images from Manchester and Edinburgh.
RollingOcean

Any message for our readers?

I think it's an exciting time for digital image making, with quite affordable computer and camera equipment it's now really possible to create very high end images, and also you can be very experimental with how the images are made. So much of my work has grown out of simple experiments and ideas, its just about taking the time to explore the possibilities.
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More About Andrew Brooks

https://www.andrewbrooksphotography.com/https://www.behance.net/andrewbrooks

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