Tag: birmingham

Birmingham’s Big Hoot

The Big Hoot, which is running up until 27th September, is billed as Birmingham “biggest ever art event”.  There are 89 giant owl sculptures, each one individually created by artists from Birmingham and beyond, on a trail running from the City Centre to Sutton Coldfield; Winson Green and Bournville and many places in

Urban Fashion in Birmingham

A while ago I posted some images of the street art that can be found in the Digbeth area of Birmingham. I thought the area would lend itself to some urban fashion so this week with the help of Debbie had a go at doing just that. Here’s the result.

Birmingham Photo Walk

Today I had the pleasure of meeting the photographer and educator Verity Milligan for a photo walk around sunny Birmingham (and yes, it really was a glorious sunny day). The walk started at Impact Hub, Birmingham in Digbeth and was one of the ‘rewards’ for those of us who had

Birmingham Graffiti

Say what you will about Banksy he’s certainly done a lot to popularise graffiti and make it into a legitimate art form which, if not actively encouraged, is at least tolerated in many cities and becomes a political statement in some. None of the below are Banksy’s as far as

Lightroom and Photoshop – Organising Catalogs

So like I said I’ve finally taken the plunge and signed up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers for one year. If by the end of it I’m not creating images like this I may well rescind my membership! Here’s the first in my Learning Lightroom and Photoshop posts –

Paradise Lost

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton – Paradise Lost Which could well apply to what some people think of the old Birmingham Central Library and surrounding Paradise Circus area which will soon be no more

Saving the Library of Birmingham’s Photographic Archive

The new Library of Birmingham was opened in September 2013 by Malala Yousafszai the young Pakistani human rights activist and Nobel laureate. The old Birmingham Central Library, famous for its brutalist style architecture was opened in 1973 and is due to be demolished this month it having twice failed to

Urbex Shoot at ‘The Gem’ with Freya

The Gem is a new shooting space in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham run by Tip Top Photography Studio. It opened for business a couple of weeks ago and I was one of the first photographers to give it a try (well apart from this guy). The Gem is basically

April Tumbles

My six favourite images from my Tumblr for April.  

Birmingham Walk with the Olympus OM-D

Taking advantage of some reasonable weather (well it wasn’t snowing though still pretty cold considering it’s now April) I decided to head out to Birmingham and take a walk along some of the historic canals whilst trying out some of the features on the Olympus OM-D. First stop however was

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