Birmingham's People 14 – Martin Phillips

In planning Birmingham’s People I wanted to create a convincing portrait of all aspects of Birmingham’s culture and its social history.

One popular image of the Midlands since the 70s has been its reputation as a centre of long haired heavy metal. As soon as I saw Martin I thought he would be perfect to illustrate this portion of Brummie history.

Of course as soon as I talked to him I realised that you can’t pigeon hole anyone so glibly and easily, Martin was as charming a man as you could hope to meet and his portrait is as much about the extraordinarily serene green eyes as his fabulously wild hair.

This entry was written by Matt Murtagh , posted on Saturday October 03 2009at 01:10 am , filed under birmingham's people, Portraiture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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