Concealed depths of musical devices uncovered in artist’s placing pictures

11 February 2022, 13:54 | Current: 15 February 2022, 10:27

The inside of of a cello.

Image:
Charles Brooks


Photographer Charles Brooks invites us to find the inner workings of our musical devices…

Musical devices are often thought of as stunning from centuries-old violins, to new gold lacquered saxophones, they are normally a perform of artwork in their have appropriate.

But have you ever puzzled what the within of your instrument looks like? Probably you’ve peered into a gap amongst the strings, or pads, to only have been met with darkness.

Now, as aspect of New Zealand photographer, Charles Brooks’ collection, ‘Architecture of Music’, we’re provided a exceptional perception into the inner functions of our tuneful applications.

Brooks, a proficient orchestral cellist who has done with the likes of Lang Lang and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, utilizes his know-how of music to generate these personal portraits of instruments.

Using among dozens to hundreds of person frames to produce every photo, Brooks makes the illusion of place in his pictures, “tricking the intellect into believing that it is observing an expansive chamber you could stroll through”.

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  1. Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780

    The within of a rare Lockey Hill cello from about 1780. Photographed even though below restoration at the Stringed Instrument Corporation in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780
    Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


  2. The Beautiful Architecture of Steinway

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

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

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Part 2
    The Beautiful Architecture of Steinway, Portion 2.

    Image:
    Charles Brooks


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

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


  3. 14k Gold Flute Inside

    The inside of a Burkart Elite 14k Rose Gold Flute. Photographed when underneath restoration at Neige Tunes Atelier in New Zealand.

    14k Gold Flute Interior
    14k Gold Flute Interior.

    Image:
    Charles Brooks


  4. 1940s Selmer Balanced Motion Saxophone

    The inside of a 1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone, owned by renowned New Zealand Saxophonist Dr. Roger Manins. Photographed when underneath restoration at Neige Audio Atelier.

    1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone
    1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


  5. Fazioli Grand Piano

    The elegant action of a Fazioli Grand Piano. Photographed at Sly’s Pianos, Auckland.

    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 4
    Fazioli Grand Piano Section 4.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 2
    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 2.

    Image:
    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.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


  7. Kawai Grand Piano

    The Millennium III action of a Kawai Grand Piano, KBB Music, Auckland.

    Kawai Grand Piano Part 1
    Kawai Grand Piano Component 1.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


    Kawai Grand Piano Part 2
    Kawai Grand Piano Section 2.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


Explore more in Charles Brooks’ Architecture in Music collection on his web-site.