Birmingham's People 6 – The Gruffalo

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” Oscar Wilde Liz has handled the Birmingham’s People posts up until now so I thought it was about time I wrote one. I photographed the majority of the portraits over the weekend and it was both an incredibly […]

Birmingham's People 5 – Mike and Gareth

One of the best things about writing these blog posts is occasionally being able to write about my friends. The chap on the left is indeed a friend of mine, but more than that he’s a very talented bassist. Mike plays bass for a local band named Urge but also for spoken word events like […]

Birmingham's People 3 – Irina

Irina was a visitor to Artsfest where she and her son appeared to be really enjoying themselves. I like this portrait as I think our photographer has captured some of Irina’s spark and enthusiam, which is hard to do when your subject isn’t looking directly at the camera. I liked her earrings too, and asked […]

Birmingham's People No 2 – Mrs Kaur

Mrs Kaur is a very beautiful woman – that much is evident from the photo. What you can’t tell from the photo is that Mrs Kaur is an incredibly talented craftsperson, who has spent her life promoting rangoli and textile art and encouraging people’s creativity. Rangoli is the art of creating floor paintings with coloured […]

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Introducing Birmingham's people – 1 – Saxophone Choir of Great Britain

Our photographers took so many great images over the weekend that we can’t wait for our exhibition at The Drum later in the year to show them off. Instead we’re planning to introduce you to a few of the people we met and the portraits we took on our blog. These are portraits almost straight […]