Hidden depths of musical instruments revealed in artist’s striking photography
11 February 2022, 13:54 | Updated: 11 February 2022, 15:29
Photographer Charles Brooks invitations us to find out the internal workings of our musical instruments…
Musical devices are generally thought of as attractive from generations-outdated violins, to new gold lacquered saxophones, they are generally a do the job of artwork in their very own ideal.
But have you at any time wondered what the inside of your instrument appears to be like? Most likely you have peered into a hole among the strings, or pads, to only have been fulfilled with darkness.
Now, as portion of New Zealand photographer, Charles Brooks’ collection, ‘Architecture of Music’, we’re supplied a uncommon insight into the internal operations of our tuneful instruments.
Brooks, a proficient orchestral cellist who has carried out with the likes of Lang Lang and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, takes advantage of his awareness of tunes to create these intimate portraits of instruments.
Using in between dozens to hundreds of individual frames to produce each and every image, Brooks produces the illusion of house in his pictures, “tricking the head into believing that it is seeing an expansive chamber you could wander through”.
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Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780
The inside of of a scarce Lockey Hill cello from all around 1780. Photographed while below restoration at the Stringed Instrument Corporation in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway
The motion of a Steinway Product D Grand Piano. Photographed at Lewis Eady’s in Auckland.
14k Gold Flute Inside
The inside of a Burkart Elite 14k Rose Gold Flute. Photographed while less than restoration at Neige Tunes Atelier in New Zealand.
1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone
The interior of a 1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone, owned by renowned New Zealand Saxophonist Dr. Roger Manins. Photographed whilst beneath restoration at Neige Tunes Atelier.
Fazioli Grand Piano
The sublime action of a Fazioli Grand Piano. Photographed at Sly’s Pianos, Auckland.
A distinctive view within 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 Songs, Auckland.