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.
2018 started out as normal, with a few cold trips out into the city of Birmingham photographing the street life. Then on January 15th I borrowed a Fujifilm X-T2 camera from a friend, 3 days later I decided to sell all of my Nikon equipment and fully join the Fujifilm family. I will save all of the finer details for another blog post, however in short, my whole process is a lot lighter in weight and I feel like my work has benefitted from the change. I am not sure a distinct change is visible within my work, however I can say that my own feelings towards my photography has changed for the better. I have fell in love with creating images again and that is all that matters.
Seeing as we’re on the subject of change, It’s probably the right time to mention that I’m looking to evolve my ‘Birmingham Street Photography’ series I have been producing for the last 3 years (only a subtle change this time). As I enter the 4th year in this series, each set of images I have previously released contained around 50 images. Starting from this blog post onwards I will be aiming to be more ruthless in my selection, capping the images to 30 or even lower. This will hopefully increase the quality of my final selection but also give me more practise in being ruthless to what images I pick. Not to mention the importance of possibly trying to introduce a narrative to certain sets of images I shoot from here forward. After all, my motto has always been ‘quality over quantity’ and it’s time to start pushing that mindset in all aspects of my work.
Thanks for reading,