We had the good fortune of connecting with André Brooks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi André, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Working on something that I will have fun doing until the day I decide to retire. Having a business that keeps evolveing. Having the opportunity to create my own hours, create my own work hours, and the chance to travel.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a fine art photographer turned sports photographer. What I belive sets me apart from other sports photographers is that use my fine art background when photographing events. I got to the place I am now from always practicing to improve myself and from networking with friends and family. A lesson i’ve learned is that don’t take it personally when you get denied for photographing events, you get some you lose some. For the people who don’t me, check out my work if you like what you see lets work you won’t regret it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would say let’s take a road trip to Vegas, stop by Roswell, then go the Grand Canyon. Once we get to Vegas we would race Ferraris and Lamborghinis on a track, run over cars in a tank, ride ATVs on the sand dunes. Eat at buffets on the strip before heading back home.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ll like to give a shoutout to Rick Custer for giving me my opening into sports photography, Ray Ruiz for lauching EGMN. And a big thanks to my family and friends that should love and support throughout this journey.
Instagram: @just_dre23 @drebrooksphotography
All photos shot by André Brooks