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  • BBC Philharmonic Commision

  • This is my latest commissioned project in which I have created a set of posters for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.  I was set the brief of creating landscape images which reflect the music that they are playing over the next season.  It gave me the chance to hear some beautiful classical music and then find ways of representing the themes ideas and atmosphere through landscape photography.

    There is lots more information on the project on my site at this link.

    The project was a commissioned work in collaboration with UK creative agency Raw Design who used these images to create the posters for this seasons concerts.
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    Elgar
    Introduction and Allegro
    Cello Concerto
    Elegy
    Enigma Variations
  • Here's the 1st new image from my second season of photography working with the BBC Philharmonic. This is a shot of them inside the Bridgewater Hall and will feature as the cover of there latest brochure.

    Take a look at a more detailed version
    here.
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    Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905'
  • New image from the Bridgewater Hall, see a bigger version here on my site.
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    Brahms Symphony No. 1
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    Ravel Bolero
  • New image from the Bridgewater Hall,  see a bigger version here on my site.
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    Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
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    Bach Christmas Oratorio
    Bruckner Symphony No. 6
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    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
    Sibelius Symphony No. 7
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    Respighi Bottecelli Triptych
    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
    Prokofiev Symphony No. 6

  • Devils Kitchen
    Here's a new landscape from my BBC Philharmonic project, created for the poster for Mahler's Symphony No. 5. It's shows the an area called the Devils Kitchen which is in Snowdonia, such dramatic landscapes in that part of North Wales.

    See a more detailed version of this shot and more from this project here.

    And prints of this and many other shots available here.
     
  • Here's my latest picture for the BBC Philharmonic, made for there upcoming concert which features Dvorak Symphony No 7.

    I wanted to capture the energy and drive of this music and also something of the era when it was written.

    You can see this shot in lots more detail here.

    And prints are available from my online `http://shop.andrewbrooksphotography.com/.

    The image is built from many elements, including a train I photographed in Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and an old disused rail track called the Monsel Trail, which runs between Buxton and Bakewell in the Peak District. The trail is now a cycle and walking path so it was interesting to (digitally) put a train on there for the first time since 1968.
     
  • Here's my latest image created for the BBC Philharmonic. This one made to feature on the poster for Beethoven's wonderful Pastoral Symphony.

    You can see a more detailed version of the image here.

    And prints of this are available in my shop.
  • I made this picture for an upcoming BBC Philharmonic concert that features The Firebird by Stravinsky.

    Limited edition prints of this image is available from my shop, where all the work has 15% off in the run up till Christmas,.Visit the shop here.

    Again collaborating with the amazing dancer Clare Fildes to make this picture.

    I looked at the wonderful Powell and Pressburger film 'The Red Shoes' for inspiration.

    See the image in lots more detail here on my site.
  • Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung - Twilight of the Gods'

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  • Here's a closer look at how I made the horse and rider for my Wagner image.

    The image on the right is the one I made and used within the final picture and was based on "In Manus Tuas Domine" by Riviere Briton, which is one of the amazing paintings in the Manchester Art Gallery.

    To build the armor of the knight I photographed many items in the galleries Craft & Design room and totally reshaped and built many together. Also, as in quite a few of my shots I've put myself on the horse. Always like to put these odd little details in my shots.