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Introducing PhotographyWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion

Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by FreeTimePays for the benefit and enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.

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Introducing PhotographyWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion




Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by FreeTimePays for the benefit and enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.


‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion, showcase what they do and connect with people who share a love for photography.

 

With Passion Points and with the support of our FreeTimePays partners, we recognise and reward people for the work they do and the time they put in for the collective enjoyment of our growing community.

 

Whether your interest is as a follower, a contributor or a potential partner, connect here.

 

Connect here to find out more about the products and partnerships on offer at PhotographyWeAre, 

 

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Photography
14 Feb 2019 - FreeTimePays
Gallery

Birmingham Hippodrome Chinese New Year Celebrations February 2019

The Birmingham Hippodrome kindly arranged for some of our community enthusiast photographers to have press passes for the amazing Chinese New Year Celebrations, here is just a selection of the great photos taken.

Photo by Tammie Naughton

More by Barry Whitehead, Beverly Dakin and Rob Perry-Griffiths in the full post.

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Birmingham Hippodrome Chinese New Year Celebrations February 2019




The Birmingham Hippodrome kindly arranged for some of our community enthusiast photographers to have press passes for the amazing Chinese New Year Celebrations, here is just a selection of the great photos taken.

Photo by Tammie Naughton

More by Barry Whitehead, Beverly Dakin and Rob Perry-Griffiths in the full post.


Photos by Tammie Naughton

 

Photos by Rob Perry-Griffiths

 

 

Photos by Beverly Dakin

 

Photos by Barry Whitehead

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Construction & regeneration
08 Feb 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - February 2019

Two Chamberlain Square is onto cladding installation and the front colonnade extention is almost complete. The extra columns really help to start showing the emerging architectural style of the building. More photos in the full post.

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map

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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - February 2019




Two Chamberlain Square is onto cladding installation and the front colonnade extention is almost complete. The extra columns really help to start showing the emerging architectural style of the building. More photos in the full post.

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Photography
04 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Snow on Birmingham statues in previous years

Well, there has been no snow in Birmingham, while the rest of the country has had a dusting of the white stuff. Somehow Birmingham stayed mostly dry with blue skies! Looking back to previous years when it did snow in Birmingham. To our wonderful statues covered in snow! For instance see Victoria Square covered in snow in January 2013!

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Snow on Birmingham statues in previous years




Well, there has been no snow in Birmingham, while the rest of the country has had a dusting of the white stuff. Somehow Birmingham stayed mostly dry with blue skies! Looking back to previous years when it did snow in Birmingham. To our wonderful statues covered in snow! For instance see Victoria Square covered in snow in January 2013!


Iron: Man by Antony Gormley (now in storage). To the right was the Town Hall and can you see the Alpha Tower? This was on the 18th January 2013. A very snowy day in the city! The statue was moved into storage in 2017 for the West Midlands Metro extension to Centenary Square. The extension from Victoria Square onto Paradise Street is far from finished! Gormley made it in 1993.

The Floozie in the Jacuzzi is looking freezing on that snowy day in January 2013. The fountain was still working at the time. The sculptures here made by Dhruva Mistry in 1993. This area is now full of plants like a landscaped garden as the council was finding it difficult to repair the fountain all the time! Victoria Square House behind.

One of the Sphinx Guardians in Victoria Square facing the Council House. Covered in snow during January 2013. Also by Dhruva Mistry in 1993.

The other Sphinx Guardian in Victoria Square facing Christ Church Passage, also seen during that same snowy day in January 2013! Also by Dhruva Mistry in 1993.

The last major snow event in Birmingham was during the Beast from the East during early March 2018. It was freezing back then! It was snowing at the Bullring and you can see a light dusting on St Martin's Church and the statue of Horatio Nelson. There was more proper snow a few days after this, and a couple weeks later during the second Beast from the East event. Statue by Richard Westmacott in 1809. Probably one of the oldest statues in Birmingham! St Martin's Church seen behind.

The bronze statue of William McGregor in the snow of January 2010 at Villa Park. Statue made in 2009 by Sam Holland. See my post on him here William McGregor: Director of Aston Villa and Founder of the Football League.

One of my earliest visits to the University of Birmingham was in December 2009 to see the statue of King George I outside the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Made in 1722 by John van Nost the Elder it was in Dublin, Ireland until it was moved to Birmingham in 1937.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Construction & regeneration
03 Feb 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - February 2019

Bank Tower Two at the Leftbank development is now structurally complete, a beautiful day for this photo update, more in the full post.

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - February 2019




Bank Tower Two at the Leftbank development is now structurally complete, a beautiful day for this photo update, more in the full post.

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
02 Feb 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

Birmingham Construction, Cranes Across the City - February 2019 Update

Photos of cranes across the city between September and January 2019.

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Birmingham Construction, Cranes Across the City - February 2019 Update




Photos of cranes across the city between September and January 2019.


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
31 Jan 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Wow! What a view across Birmingham (and then some) from the top of Bank Tower Two

Daniel Sturley, a Birmingham community photographer and one of the City's incredibly talented and inspired 'People with Passion', was invited by Wates to the topping out ceremony at Bank Tower Two in Birmingham to take some skyline photography.

Just take a look at the view from up there!  What a brilliant gallery of photography!

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Wow! What a view across Birmingham (and then some) from the top of Bank Tower Two




Daniel Sturley, a Birmingham community photographer and one of the City's incredibly talented and inspired 'People with Passion', was invited by Wates to the topping out ceremony at Bank Tower Two in Birmingham to take some skyline photography.

Just take a look at the view from up there!  What a brilliant gallery of photography!


All photography by community photographer Daniel Sturley

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History & heritage
30 Jan 2019 - Pete Davies
Gallery

A collection of photography taken during a guided tour of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

A  lovely collection of photography taken by Pete Davies 'people with passion', during his guided tour of  St. Philips's Cathedral, Birmingham.

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A collection of photography taken during a guided tour of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham




A  lovely collection of photography taken by Pete Davies 'people with passion', during his guided tour of  St. Philips's Cathedral, Birmingham.


 

 

 

 

 

Photography taken by Pete Davies

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28 Jan 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Wonderful collection of photography taken during a guided tour of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

We hope you enjoy our gallery of 50 superb photographs taken during a guided tour of St Philip's Cathedral with Birmingham's People with Passion in January 2019. 

 

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Wonderful collection of photography taken during a guided tour of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham




We hope you enjoy our gallery of 50 superb photographs taken during a guided tour of St Philip's Cathedral with Birmingham's People with Passion in January 2019. 

 


Our guide Andrew. Photography courtesy Christine Wright

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Photography courtesy Stephen Cooper

 

Photography courtesy Mac McCreery 

 

Photography courtesy Rob Perry-Griffiths

 

Photography courtesy Kevin Maslin

 

Photography courtesy Beverly Dakin

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown 

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Kev Maslin

 

Photography courtesy Jay Mason-Burns 

 

Photography courtesy Christine Wright

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Photography courtesy Stephen Cooper

 

Photography courtesy Rob Perry-Griffiths

 

Photography courtesy Mac McCreery 

 

Photography courtesy Kev Maslin 

 

Photography courtesy Jay Mason-Burns 

 

Photography courtesy Christine Wright 

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Photography courtesy Beverly Dakin 

 

Photography courtesy Stephen Cooper

 

Photography courtesy Rob Perry-Griffiths 

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Christine Wright

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Photography courtesy Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photography courtesy Rob Perry-Griffiths 

 

Photography courtesy Kay Emblen-Perry

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Stephen Cooper

 

Photography courtesy Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photography courtesy Christine Wright

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Kay Emblen-Perry

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Christine Wright

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Photography courtesy Kev Maslin

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Christine Wright


Photography courtesy Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photography courtesy Rob Perry-Griffiths

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Kev Maslin

 

Photography courtesy Damien Walmsley

 

Photography courtesy Rob Perry-Griffiths

 

Photography courtesy Elliott Brown

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Photography
18 Jan 2019 - FreeTimePays
Gallery

'Digbeth Community 50' - Photography from Birmingham's People with Passion

Take the post for a great selection of 50 photographs from 'People with Passion'. The photography takes you on a non stop tour through the streets of Digbeth, sharing the fantastic street art, the historic buildings, thriving businesses, Custard Factory, art venues & a neighbourhood that has been named the 'coolest' of Birmingham's neighbourhoods! Enjoy!

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'Digbeth Community 50' - Photography from Birmingham's People with Passion




Take the post for a great selection of 50 photographs from 'People with Passion'. The photography takes you on a non stop tour through the streets of Digbeth, sharing the fantastic street art, the historic buildings, thriving businesses, Custard Factory, art venues & a neighbourhood that has been named the 'coolest' of Birmingham's neighbourhoods! Enjoy!


Shaw's Passage - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Bordesley Street - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

A  letterbox view of Digbeth

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

The Old Crown Pub

Photo by Elliott Brown

Allison Street - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Digbeth Street Art

Photo by Chris Fletcher

Winter in Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

December in Digbeth

Photo by Tammie Naughton

St Patricks Day Parade

Photo by Barry Whitehead

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Elliott Brown

Well Lane - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Warwick Bar - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

St Patricks Day Parade

Photo by Barry Whitehead

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Chris Fletcher

Fazeley Street - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Curzon Street Station - Digbeth

Photo by Daniel Sturley

Peaky Blinders Eatery - Digbeth

Photo by Elliott Brown

Digbeth bike shop

Photo by Garry Morris

New Bartholomew Street - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Deretend - Digbeth

Photo by Chris Fletcher

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Damien Walmsley

Custard Factory - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Devonshire House, now Zellig - Digbeth

Photo by Elliott Brown

Custard Factory - Digbeth

Photo by Barry Whitehead

New Bartholomew Street - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

December in Digbeth

Photo by Chris Fletcher

Custard Factory - Digbeth

Photo by Mac MCreery

The Old Typhoo Building - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Digbeth

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Barry Whitehead

Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Digbeth

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

St Patricks Day Parade

Photo by Barry Whitehead

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Elliott Brown

Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

St Patricks Day Parade

Photo by Elliott Brown

Digbeth Catacombs

Photo by Mac McCreery

The Cut in Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

The Custard Factory - Digbeth

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Barry Whitehead

Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

St Patricks Day Parade

Photo by Barry Whitehead

Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

The Institutue - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Bordesley Street - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

Street Art in Digbeth

Photo by Chris Fletcher

Digbeth

Photo by Andy Pilkington

Victorian Toilets - Digbeth

Photo by Mac McCreery

 

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Construction & regeneration
15 Jan 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

Construction at Arena Central - January 2019

The construction of Three Arena Central, the new HQ for HMRC Midlands, is having more of the steel structure intalled. It's starting to look really dense in this part of the city. More photos in the full post.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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Construction at Arena Central - January 2019




The construction of Three Arena Central, the new HQ for HMRC Midlands, is having more of the steel structure intalled. It's starting to look really dense in this part of the city. More photos in the full post.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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History & heritage
04 Jan 2019 - FreeTimePays
Activity for you

Photography tour of St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham - Sat 26th Jan 2019 - limited numbers!

This is a restricted tour with limited numbers, so please email event organiser for more details and to register.
26 Jan 2019
11am

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Construction & regeneration
26 Dec 2018 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - December 2018

Wates Group's Bank Tower Two is now completing the final floor, the top two stories being higher floors that are now clearly visible. Many photos in this update covering 16th and 22nd December.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - December 2018




Wates Group's Bank Tower Two is now completing the final floor, the top two stories being higher floors that are now clearly visible. Many photos in this update covering 16th and 22nd December.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

Check out this great map of Birmingham development and contruction projects:

Greater Birmingham Developments

Courtesy: @GtrBhamDev

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Construction & regeneration
09 Dec 2018 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - December 2018

Some nice festive tones in the lighting conditions for this update with the tower just shy of topping out. See more photos in the full post.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - December 2018




Some nice festive tones in the lighting conditions for this update with the tower just shy of topping out. See more photos in the full post.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Environment & green action
30 Nov 2018 - Christine Wright
Gallery

A Sunday morning snapshot of Kings Heath.

I'd just bought a new lens for my camera, and was dying to try it out before the autumn colours faded! Sunday 18th November dawned bright and sunny, giving the perfect opportunity for a photo-walk around Kings Heath.

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A Sunday morning snapshot of Kings Heath.




I'd just bought a new lens for my camera, and was dying to try it out before the autumn colours faded! Sunday 18th November dawned bright and sunny, giving the perfect opportunity for a photo-walk around Kings Heath.


Many of the trees had already dropped their leaves, but the magnificent oak trees are always the last to put on a golden display. Wheelers Lane looked particularly splendid.

'Welcome to Kings Heath' says the sign. The cropped view through the 85mm lens was just right for capturing the line up of two of Kings Heath's vertical features: Sainsbury's multistorey car park and the elegant tower of All Saints Church.

Kings Heath High Street - shops and traffic.

Sunday morning, and many worshippers were at the services in 'All Saints' Victorian Anglican church and 'St Dunstan's'  1960s Roman Catholic Church 

Look up to see the interesting features of the Kings Heath shops and pubs.

Look up to see unexpected people standing out above the crowd!

The sun picks out a row of very handsome houses, and an independent hairdresser and foam shop in Heathfield Road.

Looking across the High Street from Heathfield to York Road. The Hare and Hounds pub plays a central role in Kings Heath life and entertainment, and is a central feature of the high street.

The sun lights up the pretty entrance to the Kitchen Garden Cafe in York Road.

Walking on down Waterloo Road, the telegraph poles with their tangle of wires catch my eye.

The Stained glass studio is an attractive feature on the corner of South Road and Grange Road.

The row of Edwardian villas in Grange Road, leading up to Kings Heath Park. I've not thought about the road name before, but I guess that 'The Grange' must have been the original name for the house and grounds in what is now Kings Heath Park. 

Into the park, to be met by this sunlit blaze of autumn colour, autumn leaves on trailing branches hanging over the pond, and pretty collections of autumn leaves in the tree roots.

My new lens is particularly good for these dreamy close up shots.

It was lovely to see the number of parents in the park, helping their children to learn to ride bikes, or playing football together.

Don't forget the dog walkers too!

A final look across the park to the big Park House, before I set off home along Howard Road.

Back to Howard Road East, and more glorious oak trees.

The last stretch home, walking along the path that was a field boundary long before 'the King's Heath' was engulfed by the city.

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Photography
29 Nov 2018 - Jay Mason-Burns
Gallery

Everyday People, on the streets of Birmingham

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Photography
27 Nov 2018 - Daniel Sturley
Inspiration

"Photography and Birmingham - They've become my medicine!" - As someone who is autistic, Daniel tells us why!

Daniel Sturley, autistic and an award winning photographer, is the first of our 'People with Passion' to share his story about how his ‘special interest’ has helped him with his mental health challenges,  He also gives some great tips for producing wonderful photography. 

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"Photography and Birmingham - They've become my medicine!" - As someone who is autistic, Daniel tells us why!




Daniel Sturley, autistic and an award winning photographer, is the first of our 'People with Passion' to share his story about how his ‘special interest’ has helped him with his mental health challenges,  He also gives some great tips for producing wonderful photography. 


'Bonnie', one of our family cats in 1988

From the age of about 7 I have been fascinated by photography, and had my first camera by the age of 10, an Halina 110 film format with two built-in lenses and a flash. I would take photos while on family holidays in Wales and I particularly enjoyed capturing the rally cross meetings when visiting the local motor racing circuit. I would send off the films for processing and had to endure an almost intolerable wait of a couple of weeks for the prints to arrive. When they did arrive it was better than birthdays and Christmas!

'Old Harry Rocks' near Tunbridge Wells, part of a college photography assignment in 1989

It was not until I went to college that I did any ‘serious’ photography, including developing and printing. I did several photography projects at college and with my first portfolio I was able to get a summer job doing baby and child portraiture in Mothercare, Boots, and BHS, taking and then selling photos to parents. I received very positive feedback about my photography but I was determined to seek a career in TV and Video Production, and taking photos was purely a hobby. I sold my camera in the third year of university for beer money and almost instantly regretted it.

The view from the top of the Sears (Willis) Tower in Chicago 1997

In 1997 I went to Chicago with my father and took a small 35mm snapper. I took many photos of the huge buildings there, I was obsessed with skyscrapers and still am. I wanted to capture the feeling of standing at the base of a massive skyscraper unlike anything I had ever seen.

I had found myself in Birmingham starting my first job in the television industry in 1994 and, although I had the typical south-east view of the place and had never been before, I very quickly fell in love with the city and felt moved to use my photography as a way of dispelling all the negative myths about it. Inspired by my trip to Chicago I started to photograph what has become my adopted home city.

Victoria Square in December 2003

In 1998 at the age of 30, I was diagnosed with autism (Asperger’s syndrome) and started to understand more about my challenges and how to manage my anxiety levels better. I also understood why I had ‘special interests’, photography of architecture was definitely one of my strongest, and I adore maps and have seventy two different atlases, I love skyscrapers and satelite photography, I can't get enough of Google Earth and I can't wait till I can afford a VR kit!

In November 2005 I went to New York and Chicago for ten days working but still came back with 39 rolls of 36 exposure film!

Looking up at the 450m Willis (Sears) Tower in November 2005

It was my birthday on this trip and I was feeling rebellious so I took this one on Fifth Avenue, November 2005

I bought my first digital SLR camera in 2008 and started to accumulate a large collection of photos of Birmingham. I showed some of them to friends and family and was overwhelmed by the positive feedback and encouragement I received.

Cambrian Wharf with the Flapper Canalside Pub in 2009

In 2010 I produced a set of ten Birmingham postcards, had 200 of each printed and managed to get a few small city shops to sell them. The venture didn't succeed very well and I lost interest in photography.

I was encouraged by a good friend to develop a distinctive style and I had already identified several things that I naturally did like framing with thirds, juxterpositions, high colour, because I liked the resulting photos. But I also realised that there was the 'no people' aspect of my photography and how it reflects how I see the world.

In 2011 I found myself alone for Christmas Day and whilst I was a bit down, I wasn't lonely. As an autistic person I have a base state of alone, so I took the opportunity to indulge my 'special interest' of city photography and to wander the streets of Birmingham city centre to get some shots. Serendipity intervened to gift this set of rare photos.

CHRISTMAS DAY 2011 GALLERY

In 2013 I whad been working as a freelance video editor for a large company consistently for 18-months. The 3-hours of driving every day and extremely difficult working conditions resulted in so much stress that I became ill with clinical depression and anxiety disorder and had to cease work as a freelancer.

As part of my recovery, I was encouraged to indulge my ’special interests’ and chose to further my Birmingham promotion project by publishing my photography through social media. I published some of my archive of photos of the city but also started to take many more on a regular basis. I had fantastic feedback, I have continued ever since, publishing over 2000 photos in four years, my Twitter account now has over 1200 followers and I have sold some of my prints.

In 2015 I became a regular contributor to the new @BirminghamWeAre Twitter account and have gone on to become a full development partner with the parent social medis platform FreeTimePays.com.

My photography has been considered as a large contributory factor in the success of their community engagement project which encourages others to send in their photography of the city.

I seem to be able to see photographs waiting to be taken, I can 'frame' a scene instantly in my mind so I just need to use the camera to capture it. I love to use the 'rule of thirds' with my compositions, I like to find great juxtapositions, colours, reflections and odd 'muddles' of things that are hard to work out what's going on at first glance.

The Birmingham Pyramids, April 2016

In 2016 I visited Edinburgh with my mother and came back with many great photos of the city.

Edinburgh, a Sea of Chimney Pots - April 2016

In  May 2016 I was honoured to win ’The Cube Photographer of the Year’, after submitting one of my photos of the iconic building.

My winning submission for the Cube Photographer of the Year 2016

Later in 2016 I was also contacted by a gentleman from Price Waterhouse Cooper in Birmingham inviting me to display my photos of the construction of their new headquarters at Paradise Birmingham, One Chamberlain Square, as a timeline gallery at their current base.

My photos on the wall at PwC with Matthew Hammond, Chairman, PwC Midlands in Jun 2018

The Demolition of the Central Library, June 2016

The Construction of PwC's One Chamberlain Square during May 2018

I have continued to photograph the construction of the building and have recently been invited by PwC to collaborate on a 'coffee table' book about the building using mainly my photos.

As part of my extra-curricular work with BirminghamWeAre I have produced three 'Birmingham Gems' charity calendars.

I have a great passion for city photography and love to go on photography visits. I have created many galleries of my photos from these trips, please click below to view.

CITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Below are some examples.

Edinburgh, the Queen's Birthday Gun Salute, taken from Princes Street Gardens on a 300mm lens, April 2016  EDINBURGH GALLERY

Glasgow, September 2018, the view from the Necropolis, but what's a tomb and what's a building in the distance?  GLASGOW GALLERY

Cardiff, August 2017, one of the newly painted red dragons on the ornate obelisks outside City Hall.  CARDIFF GALLERY

Leeds, July 2017, one of the magnificent gold owls at the Civic Hall  LEEDS GALLERY

Paris, November 2011, the view Down the Champs Elysees  PARIS GALLERY

Amsterdam, August 2005, a tram jam in Leidseplein  AMSTERDAM GALLERY

Roma, April 2002, the Ruins of Il Tempio die Dioscuri ROMA GALLERY

Tivoli, April 2002, the Tivoli Gardens  TIVOLI GALLERY

New York City, November 2005, on my best ever birthday, the view north-west from the Empire State Building  NEW YORK CITY GALLERY

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Construction & regeneration
22 Nov 2018 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

The main structure of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street is just a floor short of topping out, it looks great on the skyline at the moment all lit up with temporary lighting. A big gallery of photos in this update.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




The main structure of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street is just a floor short of topping out, it looks great on the skyline at the moment all lit up with temporary lighting. A big gallery of photos in this update.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Photography
21 Nov 2018 - Mac McCreery
Introducing

Introducing Simon 'Mac' McCreery - one of Birmingham's People with Passion

"The challenge for me is to capture the present, the past and the future as it is happening."

Here we introduce Mac and his amazing photography of Birmingham. 

Take the full post to see why Mac is one of Birmingham's 'people with passion'.

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Introducing Simon 'Mac' McCreery - one of Birmingham's People with Passion




"The challenge for me is to capture the present, the past and the future as it is happening."

Here we introduce Mac and his amazing photography of Birmingham. 

Take the full post to see why Mac is one of Birmingham's 'people with passion'.


"I started taking photography as a child in the 70s. My first camera was a 110 format kodak and I loved it. I am 50 now and I have always photographed for the same reason .... what am I looking at and why do I want to photograph it. I have owned many cameras and have never truly felt that my photographs mirror my thoughts until I moved to Digbeth, Birmingham nearly 8 years ago. Surrounded by regeneration is fascinating. Black and white has always been a natural fit as light is at the front of my mind when I trip the shutter."

Looking down the canal to Gas Street Basin, Birmingham (February 2018)

Skyline over Digbeth, Birmingham (November 2018)

Well Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham (November 2018)

Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham (October 2018)

Bordesley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham (October 2018)

Gas Street Basin, Birmingham (August 2018)

For more of Mac's photography go here.

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Environment & green action
11 Nov 2018 - Christine Wright
Gallery

Enjoying the Autumn in Kings Heath Park.

Take the full post to view the lovely Autumn colours captured at Kings Heath Park, Birmingham.

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Enjoying the Autumn in Kings Heath Park.




Take the full post to view the lovely Autumn colours captured at Kings Heath Park, Birmingham.


The glorious autumn colours in Kings Heath Park this year have been enjoyed by young and old, in sunshine and in rain. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful greenspace in Kings Heath!

Enjoy this gallery of photography taken in Autumn 2018 in the park.

Photography by Christine Wright

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Construction & regeneration
04 Nov 2018 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

Birmingham Construction Update - November 2018

Exchange Square now has it's main structure up to level with Maclaren House, a new crane has been installed on the site of 103 Colmore Row, the steel work on Three Centenary Square is rising around the central core, Bank Tower Two is up to the 30th floor and One Chamberlain Square is getting its final external details finished. Lots more photos and links to galleries in the full post.

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Birmingham Construction Update - November 2018




Exchange Square now has it's main structure up to level with Maclaren House, a new crane has been installed on the site of 103 Colmore Row, the steel work on Three Centenary Square is rising around the central core, Bank Tower Two is up to the 30th floor and One Chamberlain Square is getting its final external details finished. Lots more photos and links to galleries in the full post.


Eastside Construction Feature

 

Arena Central Feature

 

Bank Towers One and Two Feature

 

One Chamberlain Square Feature

 

Arena Central Feature

 

Crane Photography Feature 

 

Arena Central Feature

 

Two Chamberlain Square Feature

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
21 Oct 2018 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

The scene from the Library of Birmingham shows how Bank Tower Two is rising well above the others in the westside cluster with several floors still to go. Over 20 photos in this update.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




The scene from the Library of Birmingham shows how Bank Tower Two is rising well above the others in the westside cluster with several floors still to go. Over 20 photos in this update.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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13 Oct 2018 - Daniel Sturley
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Christmas Day 2011 - Alone in the City Centre

In 2011 I found myself alone for Christmas Day and whilst I was a bit down, I wasn't lonely. As an autistic person I have a base state of alone, so I took the opportunity to indulge my 'special interest' of city photography and to wander the streets of Birmingham city centre to get some shots. Serendipity intervened to gift this set of rare photos.

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Christmas Day 2011 - Alone in the City Centre




In 2011 I found myself alone for Christmas Day and whilst I was a bit down, I wasn't lonely. As an autistic person I have a base state of alone, so I took the opportunity to indulge my 'special interest' of city photography and to wander the streets of Birmingham city centre to get some shots. Serendipity intervened to gift this set of rare photos.


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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11 Oct 2018 - Christine Wright
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The lovely Autumn colours in King's Heath!

Just to get us in the mood for this year's Autumn, here's a look back at the Autumn of 2017, showcasing Christine's collection of wonderful photography taken in King's Heath. These show just how the colours change as we go though the season.

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The lovely Autumn colours in King's Heath!




Just to get us in the mood for this year's Autumn, here's a look back at the Autumn of 2017, showcasing Christine's collection of wonderful photography taken in King's Heath. These show just how the colours change as we go though the season.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photograpy by Christine Wright 

 

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29 Sep 2018 - Daniel Sturley
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Daniel Sturley's City Photography

I have been lucky to visit many great cities and have collected a large gallery of photos from my travels.

Click here to see my main timeline gallery and use the tags to filter the photos.

View the full post to see some of my favourites and the individual city galleries.

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Daniel Sturley's City Photography




I have been lucky to visit many great cities and have collected a large gallery of photos from my travels.

Click here to see my main timeline gallery and use the tags to filter the photos.

View the full post to see some of my favourites and the individual city galleries.


My home city Birmingham, the view from Frankley of the skyline, September 2018

My BIRMINGHAM GALLERY is somewhat massive so please use the additional tags under the photos to filter them down, you can always use the text search on the page too.

Taken from the the top of The Shard, London Oct 2017  LONDON GALLERY

Edinburgh, the Queen's Birthday Gun Salute, taken from Princes Street Gardens on a 300mm lens, April 2016  EDINBURGH GALLERY

Glasgow, September 2018, the view from the Necropolis, but what's a tomb and what's a building in the distance?  GLASGOW GALLERY

Cardiff, August 2017, one of the newly painted red dragons on the ornate obelisks outside City Hall.  CARDIFF GALLERY

Leeds, July 2017, one of the magnificent gold owls at the Civic Hall  LEEDS GALLERY

Paris, November 2011, the view Down the Champs Elysees  PARIS GALLERY

Amsterdam, August 2005, a tram jam in Leidseplein  AMSTERDAM GALLERY

Roma, April 2002, the Ruins of Il Tempio die Dioscuri ROMA GALLERY

Tivoli, April 2002, the Tivoli Gardens  TIVOLI GALLERY

New York City, November 2005, the view north-west from the Empire State Building  NEW YORK CITY GALLERY

Chicago, November 2005, the view from the bottom of the 450m Willis (Sears Tower)  CHICAGO GALLERY

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