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 the Blue City Project – a group of poets and spoken word artists who I’ve had the pleasure of seeing perform at the Yardbird.

Gareth, the chap on the right is one of those spoken word performers. By turns funny and angry and anarchic, his work is always thought-provoking and engaging. They had just performed as part of Artsfest and came down to visit us and support Photospace. They even very kindly bought a print of this photo.

This photo was fun to take – like a lot of people Mike didn’t seem too comfortable having his photo taken. I was assisting the photographer for this one, so I got them to stand back-to-back, square up to each other, and only finally when Gareth practically wrestled Mike to the floor did we get an interesting photo.

It was great to see them both. Nice to know you can always rely on your friends to come along to your events. Thanks, Mike!

This entry was written by Liz Garlinge , posted on Wednesday September 23 2009at 10:09 pm , filed under Birmingham, photography, Photospace and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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