Thank you for your likes, follows and comments. It means a lot, and to be appreciated by creative  people is a pure joy. All the boring stuff is below.

Originally from the North of England, I have lived and worked as a professional photographer in New York City since 2007. My aim is to create real images, to engage and impact on an audience that will find the same fascination and wonder that I did. I consider myself politically astute and environmentally aware, I hope my work reflects this.

Lust & Rum is inspired by the Byron Rufus Newton poem ‘Owed to New York’. Byron wrote this satirical poem when he was a reporter for the New York Herald in 1906. It conjures up dark and unapologetic images of a great city, I have tried to do the same ………. New York, thy name’s “Delirium.”

My work in the world of fashion and my passion for street photography was featured in the Al Jazeera America Network Television series ‘Homeless in America’ March 2014

I have covered the last eleven seasons of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week shooting runway for some of the industry’s leading designers. You can see a collection of my fashion work here: ‘Runway’ and examples of my studio portrait photography here ‘Studio’. To view some of the various projects I have worked on for New York based theatre, arts and entertainment venues including the Guggenheim, Theatre Row, 59E59, La Poisson Rouge, Dancspace and the Rubin Museum amongst many others, go to ‘Venues’.

My architectural photographs were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York from June to October of this year. The ‘Reimagining the Waterfront’ exhibition was based on the East River architectural project in association with CIVITAS.

To view more of my work, please go to www.mockturtlemoon.com

Anton Brookes

Sam Abell is quoted as saying “Photography produces by simplicity, I see something special and show it to the camera, a picture is produced. The moment is held until someone else sees it. Then it is theirs”. This is a wonderful, artistically romantic statement. Unfortunately, it does not give much consideration for copyright. So, if you wish to own any of my work or have a project that you would like me to work on, please contact me below.

 All rights reserved.   © 2012  Anton Brookes / Mock Turtle Moon.

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  1. Great Blog…..very poignant. NYC is a great muse and I have very fond memories of her as I was married there in 2010 a. My wife and I used to visit very often but less now as we made the move from London back to Edinburgh. I am desperate to get back to expand my portfolio of work from there! I will follow with interest and also visit your mockturtlemoon site. I have some images of NYC and other ‘Americana’ on my web site http://www.rightprofile-photoghraphy.co.uk I have another site that has an Edinburgh focus http://www.edinburgh-photographs.co.uk take a look let me know what you think? All the best, Mark.

  2. Wonderful site here man! I especially appreciate the views since I was born and raised across the river in Brooklyn, took the subway to NYC a lot as a kid, and left many moons ago. Thanks for checking my blog and liking my recent post at http://blog.glennweissel.com

  3. Thanks for dropping by today (well I guess it was yesterday, your time) because now I’ve found your site and am hooked – because my memories of New York are very much of the Lust and Rum variety. I wonder what he’d write about it now?

  4. Great photographs! Looking out for your future posts!! (Fellow UK but a bit further south!!)

    • Hey Peter, thanks for taking the time to comment. I really like the dynamic of your work so I will be watching out for your future posts too. Love the photographs of Slough on a wet evening. You can’t beat a good downpour.

  5. Hi, just wanted to tell you I love your photographs. I’ve been looking at your site and I think you’re amazing. Thanks for checking out my site and for the like. 🙂

  6. thanks for visiting thewavewithin. i’ve really enjoyed your shots of new york, i thought it a fantastic place when i visited. i saw a documentary on surfing in new jersey recently, might be a good place to take a camera. dave

  7. Your streetphotography is awesome. It’s a shame there are so many homeless people and it feels like your photos are telling their storys. Makes you think in what kind of world we live in. Great photography.

  8. Hello Anton,

    I love your work. My (dutch) blog is mostly about urban exploration, and recently I started with some street photography. Later this year I will visit NYC. Your pictures give me enough inspiration. Greetings from the Netherlands,

  9. This is a brilliant compilation of photographs from New York. I am based in Mumbai, India, but New York is a dream when it comes to the street photography genre. I am so amazed and the blog really makes me want to work hard. Love the work,
    Stay blessed.

    • Hey Shreyas, thank you for the comment, I would love to shoot the streets of Mumbai! I think photographers always want to document the different and are compelled to ‘create’. I think your work is visually stunning. There is a drama in how you shoot and I will be following your blog and looking forward to your images in future.

      • Thank you, sir. I am glad you like my work. Mumbai is visually stunning when it comes to documenting the streets, but I am saddened by the way we have some impositions over here because the recent terror attacks. We can’t click on the railway stations, people become suspicious and so on. But I have kind of become strong when it comes to approaching people and that makes my work easy to an extent.

        I am very sorry for the delay in reply and I am so thankful for that comment.

        Stay blessed,

  10. I absolutely love your blog. Have been to NY three times and completely fallen in love with it – amazing you view it in a whole new way through your photography.

    • NYC is a stunning mix of the dazzling and the destitute, every time you see it another veil will fall away to reveal a different city beneath it. So many and so deep, you will never see the real New York only the one you choose to see. Thanks for taking the time to comment and your kind words about my work.

    • Believe me, New York is an amazing place and if you get the chance to visit don’t hesitate. Like any major city, it has its dark side, I hope I have not put you off. Thanks for the comment.

  11. Your work is extraordinary and inspiring. I hope someday to capture the reality of this world as you do. Hi, thanks for stopping by my site http://myphotospaceba.wordpress.com It is an honor for me that you liked one of my photos I wish you can give me tips like taking street photographs because it is something I started to do just three months ago. I found the world of photography very recently, will a year ago. I never imagined that I was going to change the way to see the things around us. Thanks for the inspiration Sorry for my english

    • Thank you for your support and kind words. My only advice is to keep going and love what you do. The only reality you have is your own and what you see and how you see it. Good luck.

  12. You have some awesome work in your blog my friend !

    Thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I really hope I can live up to your expectations. Please feel free to leave valuable commends and critique on my posts form time to time. Look forward to see more awesome work from your blog.

    Keep on clicking and Happy bloging 🙂

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