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 always stocks the fridge with stellar root beer, brings a high level of professionalism to every shoot and touts a long list of very satisfied clients, including AKG Audio, Arcona, Beauty Launchpad, Cerwin-Vega, Ciphertex, Datasat, Dayspa, Don’t Smile Skateboards, GQ Australia, Harris Corporation, JBL, KRK, Macadamia, MAN Magazine, Nelson Racing Engines, Panasonic, Rituel de Fille Cosmetics, RSL Speaker Systems, Vista Pro Lighting, VitaMedica, Voyant Beauty, and Yamaha Motor Corporation.
When not making images, Brooks enjoys life with his wife Marisa and their two kids, Lily and Bennett.