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Originally from the North of England, I have lived and worked as a professional photographer in New York City since 2007. My aim is to create real images, to engage and impact on an audience that will find the same fascination and wonder that I did. I consider myself politically astute and environmentally aware, I hope my work reflects this.
Lust & Rum is inspired by the Byron Rufus Newton poem ‘Owed to New York’. Byron wrote this satirical poem when he was a reporter for the New York Herald in 1906. It conjures up dark and unapologetic images of a great city, I have tried to do the same ………. New York, thy name’s “Delirium.”
My work in the world of fashion and my passion for street photography was featured in the Al Jazeera America Network Television series ‘Homeless in America’ March 2014
I have covered the last eleven seasons of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week shooting runway for some of the industry’s leading designers. You can see a collection of my fashion work here: ‘Runway’ and examples of my studio portrait photography here ‘Studio’. To view some of the various projects I have worked on for New York based theatre, arts and entertainment venues including the Guggenheim, Theatre Row, 59E59, La Poisson Rouge, Dancspace and the Rubin Museum amongst many others, go to ‘Venues’.
My architectural photographs were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York from June to October of this year. The ‘Reimagining the Waterfront’ exhibition was based on the East River architectural project in association with CIVITAS.
To view more of my work, please go to www.mockturtlemoon.com
Sam Abell is quoted as saying “Photography produces by simplicity, I see something special and show it to the camera, a picture is produced. The moment is held until someone else sees it. Then it is theirs”. This is a wonderful, artistically romantic statement. Unfortunately, it does not give much consideration for copyright. So, if you wish to own any of my work or have a project that you would like me to work on, please contact me below.
All rights reserved. © 2012 Anton Brookes / Mock Turtle Moon.