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Birmingham photo session – Chante’ at St Paul’s Square (Part 2)

Birmingham photo session – Chante’ at St Paul’s Square (Part 2)

After we finished with the jungle vibe look that I posted in Part 1 we moved to a small lavender field (or a large lavender flower bed, if you wish) nearby at St Paul’s Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. I thought that colours of Chante’s urban camouflage shirt and light jeans…

Birmingham photo session – Chante’ at Jewellery Quarter (Part 1)

Birmingham photo session – Chante’ at Jewellery Quarter (Part 1)

We often walk through St Paul’s Square in Jewellery Quarter on our way home from the city centre. My photographer’s mind keeps taking these mental snapshots (neurograms, as Sue Bryce calls them) of urban locations that may look great for a portrait or fashion photo session. And it’s not only…

Urban life – Birmingham cultural diversity and street photography

Urban life – Birmingham cultural diversity and street photography

I love Birmingham’s cultural diversity! I was set on photographing this sartorial old guy selling flowers on New Street for my Urban Life street photography project. I found out at home that I also captured (by accident) two Chinese guys that stopped for a chat and a passing bearded Indian…

Brum Street Style Project – Kuku

Brum Street Style Project – Kuku

Meet Kuku, a young Nigerian whom we photographed for our Brum Street Style Project in the city centre on Saturday. She is spotting a monochrome trend still current for autumn/winter 2013. She is wearing a neat white sweater from Debenhams and a black and white short flirty skirt that she…

Birmingham Literature Festival launch and naming new Poet Laureate

Birmingham Literature Festival launch and naming new Poet Laureate

‘There is not enough poetry in our lives,’ said John but could not make it to the launch of the Birmingham Literature Festival on National Poetry Day. I, on the other hand, was free and enjoyed every minute of the hour of poetry from Birmingham poets laureate, past, present and…

Birmingham event photography – The Show: Ten at Bullring

Birmingham event photography – The Show: Ten at Bullring

On Saturday I watched the 5pm run of the Show: Ten at Bullring on Saturday. Part of Style Birmingham Live, the fashion spectacular was designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bullring and was hosted by Mollie King from the Saturdays. Ten models in ten scenes showcased on the catwalk…

Lindsey Davis Talk at the Library of Birmingham

Lindsey Davis Talk at the Library of Birmingham

I was introduced to the Falco historical crime best-sellers by Lindsey Davis when I was a PhD student in Norwich and shared a house with wonderful Annie and Chris. Chris, an avid Falco fan, had the whole bookshelf full of the novels from the series and offered them for me…

Library of Birmingham – Joseph Chamberlain College Fashion Show (Part 2)

Library of Birmingham – Joseph Chamberlain College Fashion Show (Part 2)

As promised, publishing some photos of the students in paper garments I took on the 3d floor terrace of the Library of Birmingham after Joseph Chamberlain College Fashion Show (Part 1 with the escalator show pics is here). I agonised forever how to process these images without killing that evening…

Library of Birmingham – Joseph Chamberlain College Fashion Show (Part 1)

Library of Birmingham – Joseph Chamberlain College Fashion Show (Part 1)

You’ve got to admire hard work, creativity and tenacity of young students from Joseph Chamberlain College who managed to run not one, but three fashion shows – at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm – at the Library of Birmingham yesterday. Not speaking of the effort that went into designing the garments…

Birmingham street life – Muslims Love Jesus

Birmingham street life – Muslims Love Jesus

Just a snapshot of Birmingham street life from last Saturday.

Brum Street Style Project – Becky

Brum Street Style Project – Becky

Meet Becky, a petite girl but with bags of personality, whom we photographed for our Brum Street Style Project on Saturday. I loved her sweet Americana look punked up with carefree pastel pink hair, wrist bands and a huge earring – an epitomy of teenager aesthetic! Becky is wearing a…

Brum Street Style Project – Loe

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…