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Kris Askey (b. 1987) is a passionate photographer from Birmingham, UK. He graduated from Wolverhampton University with a First Class Degree in 2008, worked as a Graphic Designer for 8 years until becoming a full-time freelance photographer in July 2016. He currently lives and works in Hollywood, Birmingham.

Kris’s photography is strongly focussed around ‘people’. Whether it is portraits inside a studio or on location, street photography that documents the everyday life of a city, or the close friends & family he surrounds himself with on a daily basis. Kris lives & breathes his work, whilst opting to shoot a mixture of digital & film photography.

Solo Exhibitions

‘Split-Second City’ - Kings Heath, Birmingham. - 2017
‘Stars of Steelhouse Lane’ - Victoria Square, Birmingham. - 2016

Group Exhibitions

RBSA Photographic Prize 2’19 - Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. - 2019
Project Birmingham Presents ‘Medicine Gallery: A Sense Of Place’. Birmingham. - 2018
RBSA Photographic Prize ‘17 - Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. - 2017
'Best of Birmingham' Exhibition - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. - 2017
Project Birmingham at The Old Crown. Birmingham. - 2017
‘FRAME16’ Exhibition - Millennium Point, Birmingham. - 2016

Artist Talks / Workshops

University of Birmingham Photo Society, B’ham - 2019
Birmingham Photography Festival (Panel Discussion), B’ham - 2018
Great Barr Photographic Society, West Bromwich. - 2018
Stourbridge Photographic Society, Stourbridge. - 2018
Apple Photowalk + Editing Session, Apple Store, New Street, B’ham. - 2017 
IGers Birmingham, Birmingham & Midland Institute, B’ham. - 2017
Park View Gallery, Kings Heath, B’ham. - 2017
Solihull Photographic Society, Solihull. - 2017
King Edward VI College, Nuneaton. - 2016

Features / Interviews

B'ham Living Magazine - 2018
JPEGmini - ‘Facing The Unknown’ - 2017
Fused Magazine - 2017
‘The Great Commute: A Year Of It’ - ICB. - 2016

PUBLISHED/PRESS: The Guardian, Birmingham Mail, Express & Star, Digital Spy, XXY Magazine, Inspired Eye Magazine, Culture Trip, BarberEVO Magazine, I Am Birmingham, RION Magazine, Edge Of Humanity Magazine & more.


Apple, GymShark, H&M, NHS, West Midlands Ambulance Service, UKTV, Bullring Birmingham, Selfridges, Barclaycard Arena, Wild In Art, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, JPEGmini, NEC Group, The REP Birmingham, CORE Marketing, Zanzi Beauty Cosmetics, Genting Arena, Free Radio, Gem 106 & more.