When I found out in August that Orb, a Birmingham brand agency, was running a photography competition called #BrandBrum to present this wonderful city to the world as a brand and to highlight what it means to us photographers, I knew I had to take part and so I got down to work.
After days and days of going around town taking photos I finally submitted my entry on the 2nd of October and after about a week of waiting to find out the result, today I am thrilled to announce that I won the competition!
Have a look at my Brand Brum entry’s description and my photos below:
Through these ten images I want to highlight some of the aspects of everyday moments people get to experience in Birmingham whether they’re just passing by or living here. I’ve come up with the name Everyday Brum, which I use when I share some of my images online, as the name to use for this series of photographs.
With the series I intend to take the viewer on a journey around the city from early morning to late at night and with my images I want to allow people to experience how Birmingham is both grand and remarkably welcoming, and in spite of being a huge city it can be an incredibly placid place.
I also want to convey the vibrancy that is experienced here through the continuous events organised all year round, and particularly through the colours you can find In Birmingham from the graffiti in Digbeth to the sunsets in the numerous green areas dispersed around the city.
I am extremely happy because I worked really hard (and I mean really hard) to come up with a cohesive set of images that would capture people’s attention.
The brief was quite general, to tell the story of today’s Birmingham in a series of photos, and I aimed to do precisely that but I also realised that it was important that each individual photo could tell a story of it’s own.
This is why I am pleased that I was able to impress the judges with my work especially because I am familiar with the pool of talented photographers our city has to offer.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Orb, the judges, the sponsors and everyone else behind this competition for working hard to promote the talent that Birmingham has to offer, and for giving the opportunity to people like myself to show others what we are capable of doing. A hundred thousand… thank yous!