Street Photography in Birmingham

Earlier this week I went up to Birmingham with fellow keen photographer, Ralph, to create some street photography images. Not being familiar with the city I found a useful guide from Oliver Krumes who’s recommendations we used to highlight a map with locations to visit.

We arrived in the afternoon, dropped our bags in our accommodation (only three minutes away) and returned to the fabulous New Street Station to play. Here are my favourites from there.

Welcome to Birmingham
Love is all around
Looking for inspiration
Always time for a beer
The station’s magnificent ceiling
Overlooking the concourse
The Watcher – he was in this spot for 4 hours
This one had to be in colour

After a ninety minute shoot we returned our cameras to the flat and went out for a couple of beers. First stop was a bar offering a fine collection of ciders. Nice. From there we found the underground Bacchus bar – delusions of opulence + a nice beer selection. Tapas, wine and a night cap followed, back at the Bacchus, before retiring for the night.

Next morning, an excellent breakfast of eggs benedict at the lovely Yorks Cafe, fuelled an 18,000 step day of street photography. It was hot too. Here are my favourites.

Opposite the Yorks Cafe
The magnificent Selfridge’s building, plus phallic bridge
Outside Birmingham Library
The kids love Centenary Square
Ralph + assistant
Overwhelmed by the library
Anyone for a game (from the library)
Photography is all about getting your geese in a row
Underneath Black Sabbath Bridge
Had to be in colour – Pray for our distracted souls
3 replies
  1. Leslie Hall
    Leslie Hall says:

    Great stuff. I wish I had a big city nearby. All this damned beautiful mountain landscapes.

    That Selfridges building is amazing.


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