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I believe in intelligent and creative photography that adds value for a brand - helping it to stand out from the competition, to engage new audiences, or to force reappraisal.
My aim is to build long-term relationships with my clients based on photography that not only looks great but is effective and enduring."
Andrew has been working in the photographic industry for over 20 years. Having started his career hanging out of helicopters while photographing supersonic aircraft for the Ministry of Defence, he now spends most of his time on solid ground - working either on location or from his studio in South Bucks.
For the last 16 years Andrew has been running his own successful business specialising in creating unique images for the science and technology industries and for advertising campaigns across a variety of markets.
Focusing on a considered balance of composition and colour, Andrew looks at each image as an opportunity for transformation - for uncovering drama that wasn't previously apparent, for bringing an inanimate object to life.
When not undertaking commissioned work, Andrew spends his time working in the studio and on location creating images for his stock library portfolio, which is marketed globally by Corbis, the Science Photo Library and Image Source.
THE GREAT BRITAIN CAMPAIGN
The British Government launched it's GREAT campaign to 'get the world thinking and feeling differently about Britain, repositioning us as a vibrant, inspiring and innovative nation.
Andrew's image of the NPL Atomic Clock will be used alongside McLaren F1 and the Mini to premote British innovation worldwide.
DEUTSCHE ASSET - LIBRARY SALES
Andrew's picture library images are widely used around the world to illustrate conceptual ideas.
This month, an image of fibre optics has been licensed to Deutsche Asset for multi media usage. There have also been sales to the New Yorker, The Sunday Times, Nature, HSBC, BBC and Harvard Business Review in January.
L'Oreal has licensed one of Andrew's photographs to feature as their primary image for all their Research and Sustainable Innovation media. The image was set up in his studio and lit to give an intimate abstract of research.
CRODA - ANNUAL REPORT
Croda, a world leader in specialist chemicals commissioned Andrew to produce a set of unusual abstracts on location at their laboratory facilities in East Yorkshire. "We came in really close on some of their chemical processes to create some very striking imagery."
It has been an exciting start to 2014 for Andrew as he has undertaken projects for Siemens, NPL, TSC and Buddi in the Technology sector.
For the second time in just a few months, Andrew achieved the front cover of Nature for his client NPL of a semi conductor wafer. Also his image of the The Quantum Time Machine appeared as a double page spread in New Scientist the month before.
NOBEL PRIZE MEDICINE
French TV licensed Andrew's still life of genetic research for Sir John B Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka's pioneering work into stem cells and the pair's subsequent success picking up the prize.
Andrew has sole use of a well-equipped studio in South Bucks, equipped with a Hassablad H5
50 megapixel camera.
Clients who wish to attend studio sessions are able to view images on a large format, high quality monitor during the shoot and have a separate work area where they can use
wi-fi and have a cup of coffee.
"Andrew brings our projects together with consistently brilliant work".
Craig Wilson, Vias Digital Transitions
"Time after time Andrew has produced high quality creative imagery under challenging conditions".
Julian Lidstone, Skirmett Washrooms
"Andrew realises conceptual ideas in creative, and visually arresting ways".
Lee Wheatley, Image Source
"Andrew's technical expertise, eye for detail
and positive attitude makes him a valuable
and trusted associate".
Dan Branton, Igloo Creative
"Andrew has created some stunning images for NPL over a number of years. It is amazing how he can turn a room full of scientific kit into
a thing of beauty and still focus in on the essence of the science."
Fiona Auty, National Physical Laboratory
"Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility.
Our communications activities rely heavily on stunning images of our iconic building, machine, experimental facilities and scientists. We have been working with Andrew Brookes since before Diamond became operational in 2007 and his imaginative photography has helped us to build a strong reputation for high quality science communication. Diamond is a working science facility so there are always constraints, access has to work around our scientists and the technical teams who operate and maintain the synchrotron machine. Andrew is always happy to work within our constraints and find solutions to problems relating to access, lighting etc. He has a wonderful talent for finding the most photogenic areas of the facility and putting together artistic shots that include real components and, at the same time, capture the essence of Diamond. Over the years, Andrew has developed an excellent working relationship with our team and our scientists and his efforts have resulted in a library of amazing images that will be used to communicate Diamond for many
years to come."
Silvana Westbury, PR Manager,
Diamond Light Source
"Andrew was a pleasure to work with. Efficient service, great communication and supplied SCA Cool Logistics with photography of the highest standard. Thank you very much for all your hard work - the images are being used everyday throughout our business!"
Kavita Somaroo, SCA Cool Logistics
"No matter what you give Andrew to photograph the result is a beautifully executed, creative image, effortlessly produced. He thinks visually so is never at a loss to illustrate an idea; it comes naturally to him. It does not matter whether it is a still life, a piece of heavy equipment or a busy laboratory, he always knows how to shoot it and make it look its best. He so clearly loves what he does which makes for great fun when you work with him; no fuss, no tears and consistently high quality, imaginative images."
Rose Taylor, Science Photo Library
"Andrew has worked with me as a photographer for 18 years. His flexibility, attention to detail and sense of what is appropriate to the subject have been particularly important throughout that time.
I came to rely on his skill in composing difficult shots and genius for discovering novel angles to bring laboratory scenarios to life. He has the initiative and tact to challenge our thinking constructively about what will turn out best in print or online. Passionate, untiring and a hard act to follow!"
John Francis, LGC
Qualifications Andrew is an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers and one of the few British photographers to be accepted as a Qualified European Photographer (QEP).
Chesterfield Special Cylinders
Diamond Light Source
Great Ormond Street
Harvard Business Review
Keen Shay Keen
National Physical Laboratory
SCA Cool Logistics
Cambridge University Press
Ernst & Young
Oxford University Press