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.
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.
In October me and Shawna decided to team up once again, aiming to create some great images. I noticed that Shawna had invested in some awesome coloured wigs from Lush Wigs and we decided to shoot a couple of them in the studio.
Back in August of this year, myself and Ana Maria decided it would be great to shoot some studio portraits when we both had a few hours free. We made plans for a 2 hour shoot and I told her to bring a good range of clothes that we could create a few styles from. See the images that we got from this great shoot.
Here are 50 photos taken on the streets of Birmingham during the months of July, August & September of 2016. After changing a large part of my working life and going freelance, I didn’t know whether I would be taking as many photos of Birmingham anymore. It appears I have surprised even myself and actively continued to photograph the streets of Birmingham, albeit differently to when I was commuting through the city.