Author archives: Galina Walls

  • Brum Street Style Project - Loe

  • Few men can wear a white-grey check hat, combining it with a brown suit, subtle striped shades of brown T-shirt and a metal chain, with conviction! Loe, Ndukwe's business partner from Nigeria, could. With this nod to the autumn check pattern/monochrome trend he became a right candidate for our Brum [...]
  • Brum Street Style Project - Ndukwe

  • The distinctive bubble-wrap facade of the Birmingham Selfridges store caught my attention immediately after we moved. I photographed it on its own right after Victorian Square and, once we started our Brum Street Style Project , I often urged John to take some street style pictures there. So last Sa[...]
  • Brum Street Style Project - Lily

  • In my 20s when I was a student I had this great voluminous camel wrap coat that was very cosy in cold weather but a pain to dry-clean. In my 30s I wore a chic fitted single-breasted three-quarter length camel coat. When I just turned 40 (I am kinda giving my age away...) I had a belted version with [...]
  • Brum Street Style Project - Jatte

  • As much as I love colour, I also like the grey on grey trend for the autumn 2013. Matte and shiny, gunmetal and smoking grey, charcoal and slate - all shades of grey made their way to the runways and into the shops this season, forming a basis for a strong and crisp business look. So when I saw Jatt[...]
  • Brum Street Style Project - Steve

  • We chose the Library of Birmingham as a location for our yesterday's Brum Street Style Project hunt. I liked¬† the colours, textures, and the clean urban/graphic feel of the library ground floor facade - its huge reflective glass panels, revolving doors, metallic bicycle stands. I also hoped that wit[...]
  • Library of Birmingham terrace gardens

  • I am not an architectural photographer, no I am a gardener. I am a photographer of urban life. So when we visited the Library of Birmingham terrace gardens, the Discovery Terrace and the Secret Garden, during the last week's 4 Squares Weekender (as usual, my event coverage gallery is on Flickr) I wa[...]
  • Self Portrait Birmingham

  • Of the two of us, it's I, due to my art history degree, that is more likely to tiptoe around a pile of bricks at the Tate Modern and believe the sign saying that it is the greatest work of art of all times. So, when I read out from the Discovery Season prospectus that a small wooden structure crowne[...]
  • Birmingham events - Library of Birmingham Opening

  • So the long-awaited Library of Birmingham finally opened this Tuesday. As we were entering the building I heard a mother's voice patiently explaining to her kid: 'You were only three, darling, when they started working on this library...' To my Russian eye the black cubic carcass of the last year's [...]
  • Brum Street Style Project - Jordie and Mark

  • It was John that scouted Jordie and Mark for our Brum Street Style project outside Bullring - while I was figuring out how to photograph them quickly in low evening sun without getting in the way of gazillions of shoppers who kept going in and out of the shopping centre.Our attention was caught [...]