After 2017 flashed within the blink of an eye, it was time to start the new year. So what better way to kick the year off, by completely changing everything I’ve come to know for the past 8 years since starting photography.Read More
As the year 2017 drew to a close, I began to have thoughts about where my photography was at the start of the year and where it currently sits at this very moment. Thankfully, it feels like it’s always evolving. I have been updating this 'Birmingham Street Photography' feature every 3 months since early 2015. The importance of doing this for me has been pretty big. It has allowed me to concentrate on my personal work which is a paramount part of who I am today. I’m not talking just about the street photography, but all kinds of personal work. I try to dedicate a few time slots through my working week where I can fully focus on being as creative as I can possibly be. That’s how I get fully in tune with creative desires, which in turn helps me produce my best work and I may even learn something new to carry forward.
Speaking of going forward, one resolution I’m carrying through 2018 is that I am going to hopefully be shooting a lot more street. It’s a great outlet for me that doubles up as productive time AWAY from the computer. Which leads to my second personal resolution, less screen time. I’m talking about the screen time that is basically wasted time, you know, the scrolling newsfeed kind. This should actually only last about 30 seconds but it can easily turn into a 5-10 minute link-jumping-time-burner. I obviously still have to use my laptop/phone to sort, catalog, edit, export & upload my images but this is what I call ‘productive’ screen time rather than the ‘wasted’ kind. Anyway I’m getting carried away for something that should be another blog post in the near future.
I have to say it’s a fantastic feeling that people enjoy seeing the city of Birmingham through my eyes, because this was only ever meant to be a personal thing, to keep me active and outside with my camera. Big thanks to all the people that support my work. Whether you actively reach out to tell me you enjoy what i'm doing, or if you just flick through it when you have a few minutes. I'm grateful for any time that your eyes and mind have given.
I must admit that I have never reviewed a year before, especially one like this. I decided to put this together, mainly because this year in particular has felt like 10 years have been squashed into an action-packed 365 days. Take a look at 2017 through my eyes.Read More
I was commissioned by UKTV to photograph West Midlands Ambulance Service for the latest series of 'Inside The Ambulance'. Over the course of two days we visited the Ambulance Hubs located in Dudley & Willenhall to spend time with the hard-working staff that respond to emergencies and save lives every day.Read More
For the 'Animal Instinct' project we recreated three inspirational people who have helped change the world we live in today. Through the use of Elle’s prosthetics makeup and my photography, we collaborated to bring these visions to life. Together we transformed them into their 'Animal Instinct' which suits their character and what they stood for.Read More
Despite spending a lot of time in London during the months of July, August & September, I still managed to keep up with documenting the streets of Birmingham. As usual I have gravitated more towards the people of Birmingham, rather than the surroundings. Which realistically is just the natural course of my photography style, as well as my genuine interest in human beings within the city.Read More
In February 2017 I was given the opportunity of putting together a Solo Photography Exhibition called Split-Second City. This exhibition showcased the Street Photography I shot around Birmingham City Centre from 2013-2017. The exhibition was held at Park View Gallery in Kings Heath, Birmingham and ran for approx. 6 weeks.Read More
The moment you pick up a camera and head out onto the streets, you never really know what you are going to come across. Check out what happened when I teamed up with JPEGmini to explore what it is like ‘Facing The Unknown’ as a photographer on the streets.Read More
I recently teamed up with Bottle Rocket Clothing to shoot the latest images of their t-shirt line. Check out these images that were shot around the art-driven location of Digbeth in Birmingham, UK.Read More
This blog post marks 2 whole years since I started doing these quarterly releases. What I have noticed a lot about photography over time is that it never ceases to surprise me. The last 3 months I have been photographing the streets of Birmingham as I normally do, trying to capture these moments in between my freelance jobs and during my free time.Read More
At the start of the year I got inside the studio with Molly Owen. During this shoot we experimented with a few different looks combining fashion and ‘wet look’ portraits. Have a look to see what we created.Read More
I recently worked together with The REP (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) to produce some promotional imagery for their upcoming production of ‘Stadium’. These images were photographed on Livery Street in Birmingham which offered the perfect urban backdrop for promoting this production.Read More
I recently teamed up with Ramario Chevoy and Monica Montalvo to shoot some images for H&M Man’s ‘Transeasonal’ collection. Check out the images that were a result of this great shoot.Read More
After an overwhelming start to the year that has been full of bittersweet moments & changes to my life, I am pleased to show another collection of images taken on the streets of Birmingham.Read More
They say that you don't really understand the full importance of photograph until it is all you have left. My Father recently passed away which once again made me realise how important it was for me to capture the moments around me.Read More
At the start of 2017 I was approached by the Apple team in Birmingham following their recent move into the incredible '128 New Street' building on Corporation Street. The idea was to host a 'Photo Walk' focussed on 'Ordinary Life' which would allow participants to explore techniques for making the ordinary look extraordinary on the streets of Birmingham.Read More
After photographing the Birmingham streets for a whole year in 2016, check out these 50 images I captured in the city during the months of October-December.Read More
In September I had one of my favourite shoots of the year as I organised to head into the studio with Rachel Perera & Kate Benton. This shoot was great from start to finish.Read More
Here's a selection of images from when I shot with Lusy Logan & Ryan Davies-Hall back in July. This shoot was shot on the same day as our 'Cosy Club' Photoshoot & took place on top of Snow Hill car park in Birmingham.Read More