This photography set comes from a commission from the Health Exchange which is part of the NHS.
The Health Exhchange is a social enterprised based in Birmingham. It delivers free and confidential health information about lifestyle choices helping people to make postivite decisions about their health.
It was a very interesting and varied job with a detailed brief. I needed to capture a set of images that reflected their services and presented an attractive, positive view of the services that they offer.
As well as covering quite a range images, I covered a far bit of ground in and around Birmingham, starting in the city centre then working my way out to various locations in Winson Green, Handsworth, Cannon Hill Park and Sparkhill. And I was mostly relying on the willingness of the public to be photographed!
I hope you enjoy this set of active photographs from Birmingham!
I was by St Philip’s church when some music in the distance caught my ear. I wondered over, to find that the International Dance Festival were choreographying a dance routine. Perfect!
I joined a group of walkers in Handsworth Park. Boy, could they power walk! Which meant I had to run to keep ahead of them at times to get various shots. I was quite exhuasted after that jaunt!
I wanted to capture the ‘movement’ of the treadmill, so slowed my shutter speed down for this shot.
Some screen shots of the Health Exchange website so you can see how my photographs have been used!
I’ve got SO much blogging to catch up on! I did my first wedding photography shoot recently, so will be blogging about that soon, so watch this space
Earlier this year I took a trip over to Londonderry to visit my Dad. I lived there for a few years when I was younger and know the city quite well. It was a great chance to shoot a another city at 4am!
The city was so, so still. The temperature was just right and there was no wind, adding to the silence of the streets. By 5am the sun was rising. Such a beautiful morning. It’s these types of experiences at 4am that got the 4am Project up and running.
Accidentally found this abandoned steam train whilst looking for somewhere to park and set up a shot of Craigavon Bridge. It has since transpired that this is part of the Foyle Valley Railway Museum, and not quite as abandoned as it first looked!
Even though I had lived in Derry, and have visited it many times since moving away, I had never taken a walk around the city walls, which were built around the original town in 1613. So I decided to document my walk with (lots of) photos and make a video.
Not long after my return home, the Derry Journal got in touch and asked if they could write a piece about my visit to Derry and the 4am Project.
Next time I go over to Derry I will organise a 4am photo walk through the city! If this is something you would be interested in, give me a shout and I’ll keep you posted.