Author Archives: R.J.B
Birmingham Night #6: The Rotunda viewed from Digbeth This series is now available in postcard form from Birmingham Museum and in the Symphony Hall Shop.
Chamberz Muzic by Dantanna. My first music video…
On the Bosphorus…
EP Shots and a logo for the lovely Elektric.
Them! #1, English Defence League Rally, Centenary Square, Birmingham What must ‘they’ be thinking?
Reasons to be fearful…. Taken recently at Eid Mela, Birmingham.
The Incomprehensibility of Tragedy, #5, Water Cannon, 2014 The day before we arrived, a tragedy befell the town of Soma. No person spoke of it to us. #1. Headline #2. Candles #3. Flag #4. Black Ribbon #5. Water Cannon. … Continue reading
Branding, art direction and street shoot with singer/songwriter and lover of all things Ancient Egypt: Princess Ma’at
Minnie Dumped, 2014 I found her. Consumed, discarded, dumped,
Birmingham. From The Centre to the North.
Some shots and a logo design for singer/songwriter Elektric.
Vermin, Istanbul, 2014. Vermin of the skies and the street?
My friend invited me to the Easter Saturday midnight service at Birmingham Orthodox Cathedral a few weeks ago.
Ornaments/Games, Souvenirs Series, 2014 Real world souvenirs.
Inside and outside. A recent event at The Confession Box on Dale End.
Call Me Unique. A massively talented singer and songwriter.
Something of a behemoth… A seamless 570 megapixel photo-collage composed from over 100 layers. I took the photographs in Marrakech, and to me the collage serves as quite an apt metaphor for the city itself.
My Sister and Brother-in-Law are having their second…
Live! is a brand new radio show for the Birmingham Arts/Comedy/Music/Culture scene, and it premiers on February 4th at 7pm on 107.5 Switch Radio. The ethos of Live! is to expose local talent in the arts/music/comedy fields, and also … Continue reading
… a contrasting vista. This is how I feel at the start of this new year.
Dinner with the elders… and the young.
Merry Christmas one and all. Taken in St. Mary’s Church.
Some shots and compositions for the superlative jewellery designer’s Masterwork’s series. Inside the ring are three tiny handmade camels in white-gold. Background photos are from a recent trip to the Moroccan Sahara.
This is my draft proposal for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge. View FULL SCREEN!
I’d consider shopping here.
Why are bubbles so enchanting?
Some shots from Morocco you (hopefully) won’t find in the brochure.
Travel Brochure. #2/4. Combination (photograph + found image). 2012/13 “It’s never quite like it is in the brochure.” “It’s never quite like it isn’t in the brochure.”
When Computers Attack. #2/9. Self-portraits. 2013. On the night of 15th October 2013, Jonathan Doe went missing from his suburban home. His current whereabouts are unknown. The only evidence from that night is this sequence of images recovered from Doe’s … Continue reading
Of Unrest, C-Type Combination, 2011/2013 Even a ‘bad’ photograph has temporal/spatial ergo historical/historic data that ceases existence when it is dragged to the recycle bin. 8th/9th/10th July 2011 – the streets of Birmingham were subject to unrest precipitated … Continue reading
Vicarious Tourism #4, C-Type, 2013 Some snaps from our recent trip to South America.
Never again seen #1, C-Type Double Exposure, 2013 A drawing hung above a bed in the spare room of my childhood home. In it, dark knitted branches were silhouetted against a bright night sky and burnt through by the cold … Continue reading
Willard Wigan MBE’s Half Century Collection Commemorative Brochure Design + Photography See previous post for more of Willard’s work.
The Perfect Match, Willard Wigan MBE If you’re unfamiliar with his work, WW is foremost among a tiny cadre of individuals that are able to sculpt the microscopic by hand. His smallest pieces – measured in microns – are displayed … Continue reading
Recently shot in Beijing.
Some shots with Jess from Emfam.
One of the good things about doing design is that you get to meet people of many walks…
Towers #1, C-Type Double Exposure, 2013 What goes up….
Fragment, C-Type Photocollage, 2013. You can never see the whole picture.
Errr… This appears to be becoming a series… Sorry about that.
Earth to Dust, C-Type, 2013 St Mary’s Church, In and Out