In the final installment of our urban portrait session for Taj we left Brindley Square (Part 1 and Part 2 were more about strong clean lines) and hit the streets looking for colours, textures and some environmental flair. Taj’s coat helps him to stand out against the sea of colours that make a modern British recreational space so vivid, here the red banners of Cafe Rouge. Love the bokeh of the blue fairy lights!
Taj’s coat with the yellow-orange leaf print inspired us to take some images on the bridge leading to the International Conference Centre . A perspective on Birmingham canals surrounded by brightly-leaved trees set an autumnal mood.
Brindley Place presents so many great urban environmental portrait opportunities, particularly the area around that green metal bridge – the vanishing lines of the canal, the vividness of brickwork, the boats, the ducks… The cafe ornamental trees with magical flickering fairy lights provide an interesting backround texture for some headshots. The way the light hits the water and reflects on the bridge supports spices up the wide angle location shots.
It was so cold on the day and got progressively colder despite the sun – many thanks and total respect for Taj for being so patient!