Before being admitted to the Photography and Digital Media program at the University of Houston, Andre Brooks had to prove his worth. Thus, the “AnDrEs” project was born.
To showcase his skills in photography, the 27-year-old student used a Canon Rebel XS, a Canon 7D, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to craft a photo series depicting what he believed life of a quadruplet would be.
Here is his artist statement:
Have you ever dreamed or considered what it would be like if you were a twin, triplet, quadruplets? What would you all do? Would you be sneaky and trade places at school or on a date?
“The AnDrEs” are a set of quadruplets who started a band together. They named themselves the AnDres because of their names: Andre, Andres, DeAndre and Dre. They’re big fans of Houston sports teams, making people laugh and listening to all genres of music.
This series illustrates what would happen if I were a quadruplet. Each member of AnDrEs represents a separate alter ego: confident, goofy, determined and selfless. I use photography to imagine what it would be like to have three identical brothers.
André Brooks is a photographer with BFA in Photo and Digital Media at the University of Houston. He was part of the UH Photo Student Association Zine in 2013 and 2014, and has been featured in group exhibitions around the city of Houston. He is current member of The Overtime Page where he received the T.O.P photo of the year in 2014 and 2016 and T.O.P photographer of the year in 2016. In 2014, he also received the Society of Professional Journalist Region 8 Honorable Mention for Sports Photographer in a large university.
André plans to pursue a career as a freelance photographer. He hopes to one day become a sports photographer for Getty Sports and AP, so he can achieve his goal of having his own studio where he can shoot photography and make short films and start his own sports network.