2nd shoot

On Thursday 23rd I went to Birmingham International to stay in both the station and the airport. I spent half day there shooting because I want to expand my project theme to travelling in Birmingham in general rather than photographing only in Birmingham New Street.

I am pretty satisfied about some of the pictures I got but I would like to go there more often and maybe to visit some other nation in the city.

Hasselblad

On Wednesday 8th I went to Birmingham to keep photographing in the station and I had the opportunity to try shooting with the Hasselblad for the first time.

I am pretty satisfied with the result but some of the pictures were out of focus, so I need to improve in that sense.

Unfortunately after a couple of hours I was asked to stop photographing because I need an authorisation to do it in the station even if it is a public place, for security reason.

I will probably go back there next week, but I am thinking about expanding the theme of my project to travelling in general, so I will visit also Birmingham airport and other stations beside Birmingham New Street.

Birmingham

As city to shoot in I chose Birmingham. I am not from England, so all the choices were kind of guessing for me, but doing some researches I thought Birmingham could be the right place, it is the second largest and most populous British city following London and it seems to offer a really big ethnic diversity.

I went there the first time on Thursday 9th February, I took the train at 10 and spent the whole day there. I didn’t have a precise idea of the subject that I wanted to shoot yet, so first I walked around in the streets, concentrating on the use of reflections and colours, then I stayed for a couple of hours in a shooting mall, looking for some new ideas.

Even if most of the people saw me photographing them, I didn’t have big problems, only a couple complained about being photographed but at the end they only asked to avoid publishing their pictures on social networks. On the other hand, I saw that at the station people are too busy checking the train times and the platforms, so they don’t really pay attention to you, so during my last 2 hours in Birmingham I decided to concentrate shooting in Birmingham New Street Station and I think this will be the common theme for my serie.