11 February 2022, 13:54 | Current: 11 February 2022, 15:29
Photographer Charles Brooks invitations us to discover the inner workings of our musical instruments…
Musical devices are frequently imagined of as beautiful from centuries-old violins, to new gold lacquered saxophones, they’re typically a do the job of artwork in their personal right.
But have you ever questioned what the inside of your instrument appears like? Probably you have peered into a hole concerning the strings, or pads, to only have been fulfilled with darkness.
Now, as part of New Zealand photographer, Charles Brooks’ series, ‘Architecture of Music’, we’re provided a scarce perception into the inner operations of our tuneful tools.
Brooks, a talented orchestral cellist who has performed with the likes of Lang Lang and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, takes advantage of his awareness of music to make these intimate portraits of instruments.
Working with amongst dozens to hundreds of individual frames to build each and every photograph, Brooks produces the illusion of space in his shots, “tricking the thoughts into believing that it is viewing an expansive chamber you could walk through”.
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Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780
The inside of of a scarce Lockey Hill cello from about 1780. Photographed while under restoration at the Stringed Instrument Organization in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Beautiful Architecture of Steinway
The action of a Steinway Model D Grand Piano. Photographed at Lewis Eady’s in Auckland.
14k Gold Flute Interior
The inside of a Burkart Elite 14k Rose Gold Flute. Photographed while underneath restoration at Neige New music Atelier in New Zealand.
1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone
The inside of a 1940s Selmer Well balanced Motion Saxophone, owned by renowned New Zealand Saxophonist Dr. Roger Manins. Photographed though beneath restoration at Neige Tunes Atelier.
Fazioli Grand Piano
The chic motion of a Fazioli Grand Piano. Photographed at Sly’s Pianos, Auckland.
A unique perspective inside of an Australian Didgeridoo by Trevor Gillespie/Peckham (Bungerroo) of New South Wales.
Kawai Grand Piano
The Millennium III motion of a Kawai Grand Piano, KBB Tunes, Auckland.