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.