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Andrew Brooks

Manchester, UK

About the Artist

Andrew Brooks is a Manchester photographer interested in the history and stories of locations. Getting lost amongst and within the buildings, cityscapes and landscapes, he archives the forgotten spaces to tell the tales of these sites.

Taking inspiration from paintings within the Romantic era, Brooks uses small details and studies of the landscape to create larger scale works that become his interpretation of that particular location.

Through the process of building images, he aims to capture the forms and rhythms of nature and the city. Often as imagined or re-imagined scenes, he aims to create a heightened sense of place that feeds into audience's interaction with the work.



2019 Sightlines: Film project, Manchester Art Gallery.
2017 The Library and the Mountain: Photography exhibition at the Portico, Manchester.
2017 Secret Cities Aberdeen: Photography exhibition, Marischal Collage, part of Spectra Aberdeen Festival of Light.
2016 Field Studies - Odin's Gully. Film piece and collaboration with sound artist Simon Connor, StudioBook Group Exhibtion, Artwork Atelier, Manchester.
2015 Immersion Iceland: Film project, Spectra Festival of Light, Aberdeen, Scotland.
2014 New Worlds: Lead Artist at Art and Algorithms Digital Arts Festival, Titusville, Florida, USA.
2014 Immersion Manchester, film project, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, England.



2013 Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands.
2011 Stadsmuseum Zoetemeer, Netherlands.
2010 MOSI Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, England,  eight pieces detailing the museums collection.



2016 Winning artist in the Greater Manchester Emerging Contemporary Artist Prize.
2013 Lumen Prize, Global Award for Digital Art.
2009 Winners Showcase Prix de la Photographie Paris exhibited Brooklyn, USA.


"An interesting concept and one that offers a fascinating insight into Europe's urban spaces." Rachael Steven, Creative Review

"In Pictures: How Andrew Brooks is Photoshopping the World" Alice Vencent, Wired Raw File

"Brooks transforms typical scenes and landscapes into places that look like they could only have been constructed in your dreams." Nicholas Jackson, The Atlantic

"There seems to be an increadible intensity to the scenes of these photos."dpi Mag, Tiawan 

"To meet a photographer whose portfolio contains one beautiful cityscape after another – well, you’d just assume said snapper worked in New York or Barcelona or Paris." Susie Stubbs, Creative Tourist

"There is a touch of the cosmic in lots of the fantastical panoramas, a deliberate allusion that's hard to miss."Manchester Confidential

Hidden Manchester “a truly beautiful collection.” Sue Steward, BBC Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show


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