Living in the shadow of Birmingham University; I have always been fascinated with the clock tower colloquially as “Big Joe” or “Old Joe” after Joseph Chamberlain, one time lord Mayor of Birmingham and the first Chancellor of the University. It’s a clock tower i’ve photographed so many times, but I was particularly happy with this edit making it look like a night time shoot, when in fact it was taken at 5pm.
Wondering around the city, especially places you don’t normally go, can yield good photography opportunities.
While out with my camera today; I came across this lovely young lady, cooling down by sitting next to the fountain in Victoria Square.
I’ve just been watching a BBC TV Documentary on noted War photographer Don McCullin, whom for many years seemed to cover every war on the planet, showing unbiased realism especially how it’s always the lowest in society who suffer most.
If you have BBC iPlayer where you are, it’s well worth watching; and makes me glad I have no ambitions to cover or specialise in, conflict photography.
I captured this Street Portrait during the Gay pride parade in Birmingham a few weeks back, I was lucky she looked up and straight down the camera lens.
Another of my portrait shoots; this time with the lovely Jazzmyn.
The cover photograph for my Portfolio is a beautiful young lady called Charlotte.
She was a wonder to work with, and never complained after long hours in the studio while I messed about with the Lighting set up and settings on my camera.