What’s going on inside your cello

What’s going on inside your cello


norman lebrecht

February 04, 2022

Charles Brooks, an orchestral cellist and photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand, has been putting his camera in places no lens has gone before.

See the full exhibition here.


  • Guest says:

    Fantastic photographs. Amazingly effective illusory experience.

  • Alphonse says:

    I’d like to live in there. Looks cozy. Just needs an oak roll top desk, a couple of leather wing chairs, and a few other items- and then it’s good to go.

  • RW2013 says:

    I wish my grand looked so clean inside.

  • margaret koscielny says:

    Very polished work, extremely precise, technically. Is his musicianship on the same level?

    One problem: the interiors of instruments is very insightful: the craftsmanship is exposed, or the lack of. Some of the pianos (I won’t mention which) seem to have dust inside, and corrosion on the metal parts. Very revealing. The Faziolis and Steinways, in contrast, are beautiful in their precision and quality of craftsmanship.

    As an artist, I enjoyed seeing this very much.

  • Peter says:

    Beautiful art. The effort involved must have been huge. Well done to Charles Brooks.

  • jr says:

    Interesting that the interiors aren’t varnished. Also – when do we start seeing carbon fiber cellos? jr https://www.rutmanip.com

  • Fred Funk says:

    Inside the brain of a viola player….TMI!!!