Birmingham’s People 16 – Radway

My favourite thing about Artsfest is the range of activities to immerse yourself in. You can plan a very structured weekend of things to see and do or mooch around stalls and workshops popping in and out of events as the mood takes you. Our subject here (sorry I don’t have a record of your […]

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 […]

Birmingham's People 11 – Afribeanne

Afribeanne (on the right in the portrait) is a resident of Brixton and was visiting Birmingham during the Artsfest weekend. An art student, she had some great insights into the unique nature of photography and the importance of it being part of the community as you can see in the video interview below. She also […]

Birmingham's People 10 – TheWishy

One of the most important¬† aims of Birmingham Photospace is to create a spiritual home in the city for the vast number of dedicated photoenthusiasts¬† who prowl its streets. One of the most enthusiastic photographers that we know has the Flickr name TheWishy and is an evangelist of the more esoteric areas of film photography. […]

Birmingham's People 9 – Pat Flynn

One of the groups of people that have yet to be thanked by the Birmingham Photospace team are our families who have provided so much support for the cause. And so here’s my mother-in-law, the fantastic Pat Flynn MBE, formerly head of Library Services in Leicester and lifelong Brummie. As well as sitting for a […]

Birmingham's People 7 – Karen Strunks

Our Friday Photo is the fabulous Karen Strunks, a very talented local photographer who came down on the Sunday to lend a hand. She was a great help, both in guiding members of the public through the whole process and in assisting me behind the camera, especially late in the day when we had a […]