New Zealand Photographer Charles Brooks
Auckland based photographer Charles Brooks is internationally renowned for his commercial, portrait and landscape photos.
Charles is particularly acclaimed for his musician portraits which are in constant use by conductors, soloists, orchestras, and directors worldwide. His landscapes have been featured in National Geographic and he continuously explores new locations, subjects and styles.
In the last 20 years he has lived in Australia, Taiwan, China, Chile and Brazil, and worked in dozens of other countries. In 2016 he returned to his native New Zealand to offer his distinct and dramatic photography style to New Zealand clients for the first time.
Charles is a member of the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association of New Zealand
Charles Brooks the Cellist
Aside from photography Charles is one of New Zealand's most experienced professional cellists. He has been principal of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and principal of the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, both in China. He was also principal cellist with the Orquestra de Camara de Valdivia in southern Chile, and held a tutti position in the Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de Sao Paulo in Brazil, which included rotations as assistant principal and principal.
During this career he's given concerts with many of the world's greatest soloists including dozens of concerts with Lang Lang and Yundi Lee in concert halls all over the globe. Charles recently returned to New Zealand where his focus is on high quality chamber music and exploring new ways of combining imagery and classical music.