Marcus Brooks studied Studio Art and Photography at the University of Texas in Austin. In 2002, he was given a residency at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City with their Video and New Media Art program. While in Mexico, Brooks participated in the group show "Don't Mess With Texas" at famed rebel gallery La Panaderia. Moving to New York City in 2003, Brooks found himself instantly immersed in the world of fashion photography, where he quickly made a name for himself as an assistant to industry heavyweights, including a five year stint with Nigel Barker's Studio NB, and finessed his skills as a consummate photographer and filmmaker. In 2009, Brooks was honored by The Society of Publication Designers Awards as a medal finalist in the Travel/Food/Still Life Story category. Setting out on his own, Brooks founded The Heliograph Project and switched to working full-time on the venture in April of 2010.With Heliograph, Brooks seeks to push the boundaries of still and motion photography to evoke and enhance the signature style that underlies his considerable body of work. Extending the passion of his work into the humanitarian field Brooks has shot and edited an array of documentaries including, "Generation Free" and most recently "Dreams are Not Forgotten" which premiered at Art Basel Miami in 2011 and was screened at the Manhattan Film Festival in July 2012, winning a top award for humanitarianism in film. Most recently, Brooks has written and directed his first fiction feature film, "Argentum Prophecies," due to launch in 2013.