Tag: birmingham

2019 – Year in Review

So that was not just the end of another year but the end of a decade – and what a decade it’s been. In the past ten years our political, economic and environmental landscape has changed beyond recognition. In 2010 Boris Johnson was ‘just’ the mayor of London and preparing

The Knife Angel in Birmingham

Today (Monday 17th June 2019) we wake up to the news that there have been four more stabbings in London and that in Liverpool teenagers as young as 13 are paid money to stab other youths. Meanwhile, as Brexit rumbles on, our Conservative politicians immerse themselves in campaigns, that are

Friday Foto – 10 III 17

Sometimes less really is more when it comes to trying to capture the essence of a building. Especially if that building has an “iconic” status and has probably been captured thousands, or even millions. of times before. Here are some of the more iconic buildings to be found around Birmingham’s city

Shoot What You Know, Shoot Where You Live

The photographer Vivienne Gucwa has made quite a name for herself photographing her home city of New York. I guess if you happen to live in one of the most photogenic cities in the world that sort of helps but a lesson I take from this is you don’t have

Birmingham in Focus

Birmingham has always had a history of innovation and entrepreneurship and yet we Brummies continuously undersell ourselves. As Steven Knight, creator of the BBC series ‘Peaky Blinders’ said in a Guardian interview: “It’s typical of Brum that the modern world was invented in Handsworth and nobody knows about it.” Today

Shooting Linzi with One Light

I have photographed Linzi on a number of occasions; she being one of the first people to trust that I would get some half decent images of her even though I was just setting out in portrait photography and had no portfolio to speak of. This time around Linzi wanted some

Shooting Runway Fashion

I recently had the pleasure of being the photographer at the second Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase UK (ZFSUK) event at the mac arts centre in Birmingham. You can view a few of the 1500 odd images I took at the show here. This was quite a learning experience for me so I thought it would

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