Birmingham City Council

2021 // Birmingham, England

Essence of birmingham

In February 2020 I was commissioned by Birmingham City Council to undertake a year long landmark photography commission entitled, The Essence of Birmingham. The work required me to capture the vibrancy of the city, including it's diverse acrchitecture, urban landscapes, and of course its people. Then the pandemic hit.

Fast forward 15 months and a whole lot of vaccines, and the commission was finally able to start. Working across the city, covering the centre and its many suburbs, I photographed life in the city and created a record of the city as it was coming out of the pandemic-induced lockdown haze. The images have been used internally by the Council, for external marketing proposes, and by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games team.

The commission was, and still is, a great way for me to connect with the whole of Birmingham after so much time stuck at home. Scroll down to check out some of my favourite images from the wide selection provided for the commission to date.