Hidden depths of musical instruments uncovered in artist’s placing pictures

Yoshiko Yap

11 February 2022, 13:54 | Current: 11 February 2022, 15:29

The inside of of a cello.

Photo:
Charles Brooks


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”.

Examine far more: 23 historic photographs of classical composers undertaking amazingly regular factors

  1. 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.

    Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780
    Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780.

    Image:
    Charles Brooks


  2. The Beautiful Architecture of Steinway

    The action of a Steinway Model D Grand Piano. Photographed at Lewis Eady’s in Auckland.

    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Part 1
    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Element 1.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Part 2
    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Section 2.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Part 4
    The Beautiful Architecture of Steinway, Part 4.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


  3. 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.

    14k Gold Flute Interior
    14k Gold Flute Interior.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


  4. 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.

    1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone
    1940s Selmer Well balanced Motion Saxophone.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


  5. Fazioli Grand Piano

    The chic motion of a Fazioli Grand Piano. Photographed at Sly’s Pianos, Auckland.

    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 4
    Fazioli Grand Piano Component 4.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 2
    Fazioli Grand Piano Component 2.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


  6. Australian Didgeridoo

    A unique perspective inside of an Australian Didgeridoo by Trevor Gillespie/Peckham (Bungerroo) of New South Wales.

    Australian Didgeridoo
    Australian Didgeridoo.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


  7. Kawai Grand Piano

    The Millennium III motion of a Kawai Grand Piano, KBB Tunes, Auckland.

    Kawai Grand Piano Part 1
    Kawai Grand Piano Section 1.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


    Kawai Grand Piano Part 2
    Kawai Grand Piano Section 2.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


Find extra in Charles Brooks’ Architecture in Tunes series on his web-site.

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