Tag: architecture

15 Abstracts

The joy of looking back through your photo library is that sometimes it reveals a theme you didn’t know you had been capturing. Abstracts are one of my favourite genres I follow on 500px so it was a pleasant surprise to see that over the years I seem to have

Friday Foto – 10 III 17

Sometimes less really is more when it comes to trying to capture the essence of a building. Especially if that building has an “iconic” status and has probably been captured thousands, or even millions. of times before. Here are some of the more iconic buildings to be found around Birmingham’s city

Friday Foto – 27 I 17

This weeks Friday Foto (actually shot a couple of weeks ago) is from a little project I set myself. How many abstract architectural images could I capture on a short walk from my hotel to the subway and on to the client I was visiting. I took lots and got

Photographers Block and Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone

Photographers, like artists in any medium, constantly struggle with how to keep their creative juices flowing. All of us, at any and various times in our lives, enter that period of time when it seems impossible to come up with something new and sometimes seem to lack the inspiration to even

Birmingham in Focus

Birmingham has always had a history of innovation and entrepreneurship and yet we Brummies continuously undersell ourselves. As Steven Knight, creator of the BBC series ‘Peaky Blinders’ said in a Guardian interview: “It’s typical of Brum that the modern world was invented in Handsworth and nobody knows about it.” Today

Birmingham Verticality

verticality (adjective) being in a position or direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb. Birmingham, like most large, modern metropolises, has its fair share of tall buildings. These may not be on the scale (and height) of New York, London or Hong Kong but nonetheless the last few years

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