Hidden depths of musical instruments disclosed in artist’s hanging photography

11 February 2022, 13:54 | Up-to-date: 11 February 2022, 15:29

The inside of a cello.

Image:
Charles Brooks


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

Musical instruments are often imagined of as lovely from generations-old violins, to new gold lacquered saxophones, they are normally a function of artwork in their personal ideal.

But have you at any time wondered what the inside of of your instrument appears like? Maybe you have peered into a gap between the strings, or pads, to only have been met with darkness.

Now, as portion of New Zealand photographer, Charles Brooks’ series, ‘Architecture of Music’, we’re offered a exceptional insight into the interior operations of our tuneful instruments.

Brooks, a talented orchestral cellist who has done with the likes of Lang Lang and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, makes use of his awareness of tunes to develop these intimate portraits of instruments.

Employing in between dozens to hundreds of person frames to develop just about every picture, Brooks results in the illusion of room in his images, “tricking the thoughts into believing that it is seeing an expansive chamber you could wander through”.

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  1. Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780

    The inside of a exceptional Lockey Hill cello from all over 1780. Photographed while below restoration at the Stringed Instrument Business in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780
    Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780.

    Photograph:
    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 Beautiful Architecture of Steinway, Portion 1.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Part 2
    The Exquisite Architecture of Steinway, Part 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 interior of a Burkart Elite 14k Rose Gold Flute. Photographed though less than restoration at Neige New music Atelier in New Zealand.

    14k Gold Flute Interior
    14k Gold Flute Interior.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


  4. 1940s Selmer Well balanced Action Saxophone

    The interior of a 1940s Selmer Balanced Motion Saxophone, owned by renowned New Zealand Saxophonist Dr. Roger Manins. Photographed while below restoration at Neige Music Atelier.

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

    Image:
    Charles Brooks


  5. Fazioli Grand Piano

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

    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 4
    Fazioli Grand Piano Aspect 4.

    Photo:
    Charles Brooks


    Fazioli Grand Piano Part 2
    Fazioli Grand Piano Aspect 2.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


  6. Australian Didgeridoo

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

    Australian Didgeridoo
    Australian Didgeridoo.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


  7. Kawai Grand Piano

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

    Kawai Grand Piano Part 1
    Kawai Grand Piano Part 1.

    Photograph:
    Charles Brooks


    Kawai Grand Piano Part 2
    Kawai Grand Piano Aspect 2.

    Picture:
    Charles Brooks


Uncover additional in Charles Brooks’ Architecture in New music sequence on his web site.