Monday, March 8, 2010
SARAH Jason Brooks
Brooks studied Graphic Design at St Martin's College, where he began working regularly for British Vogue after winning the Vogue Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration. While at St Martin's, he began traveling widely, drawing and painting colorful journals. Travel has been a recurrent theme in his work and his adventures continue to inspire and inform his visual repertoire. Jason Brooks started his early career as a fashion illustrator; drawing on the spot at the Couture Shows in Paris producing illustrated reports for the Independent Newspaper, gaining valuable experience of the fashion industry. Here he drew at the Ateliers of Versace, Brooks style is nevertheless, unsurpassed and still regarded as the original in his field. Digital illustrators were a new breed when Brooks first adopted the medium to produce glamorous illustrations of clubbers and models in the 1990s. He became a pioneer in his field and helped bring about a reform in the world of illustration.