Los Angeles, CA USA
Brooks focuses on freezing moments in time in a way that brings the subjects to life—even if that subject happens to be an extremely hungry bear. “I shot a grizzly bear for Yamaha and the only thing between the bear and me was a trainer throwing chunks of chicken into his mouth and a small electric wire,” he recalls. But when it comes to photographing people, Brooks says, “I like to keep things simple so I can concentrate on the subject. I want people to look into the eyes of the subject and feel like they know that person better, or feel compelled to ask themselves questions about that person. In most cases, I want them to feel like the person on the page is looking right at them, waiting for a response.”
Brooks touts a long list of satisfied clients, past and present, including AKG Audio, Arcona, Beauty Launchpad, California Car Cover Co., Cerwin-Vega, Ciphertex, Clarke Pest Control, Datasat, Dayspa Magazine, Dependable Companies (DHE), Don Juan Magazine, Don’t Smile Skateboards, Era Beauty, Geek Eyewear, GQ Magazine AUS, Harman International, Harris Corporation, JBL Pro Audio, Jessica Cosmetics, KRK Speakers, L.A. Live, Line 6, Lucky Brand, Macadamia Beauty, Martin Lighting, Nailpro Magazine, Nelson Racing Engines, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Panasonic, Rituel de Fille Cosmetics, RSL, The Sourcery, Soundcraft Audio, Speaker Systems, Studer Mixing Consoles, Stuller Fine Jewelry, Sumita Cosmetics, TuneGO, Vista Pro Lighting, VitaMedica, Voyant Beauty, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and Yamaha Guitars.