I have been keen on photography since I was a kid - picked it up from my old Dad. I like to take 2 fairly distinct types of photograph:
1. Something that is other than a snapshot - something composed and considered.
2. Snapshots of what I get up to, family and friends, people I meet, places I go etc. I like to record my life, mainly for myself, but also as a record for my son. Something that is a simple snapshot today can be a great piece of family history in 50 years time. Snapshots greatly increase in interest value as they age.
Even the simplest, most naive snapshot will have value to someone someday. I generally only put a few of my snapshots up on Flickr.
I have made it my aim to take one or more photographs every single day. No exceptions.
I'm a Brummie and I'm interested in lots of stuff:
Photography, flickr, music, computers, music playing - programming crap trance and electronica on my computer, music listening - Led Zeppelin, Marvin, Stevie, Eric Clapton, Simple Minds, Brian Ferry, Steve Winwood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steely Dan, Marcus Miller, Michael McDonald, Apollo 440, Groove Armada, Frank Sinatra, k d Lang, Tony Bennett, Infected Mushroom....etc
Being outdoors, walking - esp Snowdonia. I'm not really happy unless there is a footpath in front of me, preferably with a slight incline, so I get a good a view at the top. Travelling and exploring new places in the UK and abroad. Railways, Canals, Cars, Psychology, Sociology, Soft Systems Engineering, Education, Modern art - esp street art, anti-consumerism, simplicity, cooking, School Governor, Politics, Health, trying to keep fit, Friends, Wife, and Son - all of whom I like to spend time with.
Fanatical reader and library user, magazine addict. Likes a drink.
I loathe television and rarely watch it. The majority of current programming output is vaccuous shite. Don't think much of modern cinema either if I'm honest.
Photos of Birmingham Phil (1)
- CYMRU COUNTRY 3,896 photos, 474 members
- Help us to protect the environment! 5,213 photos, 412 members
- The Flickr world 3,275 photos, 285 members
- DJI world 1,345 photos, 243 members
- Industrial Nights 159 photos, 1,631 members
- Unusual Railway Formations 524 photos, 1,237 members
- We are Letterers 418 photos, 49 members
- MOUNTAIN 133,701 photos, 11,539 members
- Quote Art 9,769 photos, 1,516 members
- A.C.M C. .WORLD 58,054 photos, 5,282 members
- lettering / letras hechas a mano 4,683 photos, 903 members
- Windows, Doors & Hallways 3,519 photos, 72 members
- Factory Records 1,424 photos, 441 members
- West Midlands Flickrmeet 30 photos, 5 members
- Not Real Horses 674 photos, 158 members
- Bristol graffiti & street art 28,976 photos, 1,380 members
- Birmingham : A Walk Around Town 962 photos, 34 members
- Miniature railways in the Uk 2,837 photos, 171 members
- I AM NIKON :) 123,215 photos, 2,355 members
- CITIES.1 37,916 photos, 1,612 members
- Abstract photography / NO PAINT & NO DIGITAL CREATION 5,855 photos, 762 members
- *Patterns* 1,855 photos, 149 members
- • NEW AGE ♒ SPIRITUALITY • Comment /Award Please 19,517 photos, 661 members
- Photo of the Year 2015 153,149 photos, 4,062 members
- REPEATING PATTERNS 15,810 photos, 988 members
- Signwritten Classic Vans, Utilities and Trucks 7,598 photos, 176 members
- Patina'd VW's 3,210 photos, 304 members
- My Moleskine 56,266 photos, 4,639 members
- VW Bus Lover 20,211 photos, 3,172 members
- Travel De Courcey Bus & Coach 1,163 photos, 123 members
- CANALMANIA 39,795 photos, 1,161 members
- Great Little Trains of Wales - Official Group 3,121 photos, 54 members
- Post 1 / Fav 3! One per day! 11,450 photos, 802 members
- Brum's Surprising Vistas 182 photos, 24 members
- Volksrod 1,697 photos, 290 members
- Typographic Inspiration 12,122 photos, 1,350 members
- -- UN MONDO DI MURALES - A WORLD OF MURALS -- Closed for holiday 19,756 photos, 1,410 members
- Anything Reflected 34,350 photos, 1,333 members
- Busy Colourful Art & Design 11,618 photos, 491 members
- Arithmancy 4,440 photos, 268 members
- Colorful Murals on Buildings, the more colorful the better! 1,323 photos, 45 members
- Street Zen (Street Photo's only) 105,826 photos, 12,549 members
- [Rail] Class 144 386 photos, 62 members
- [GB] Emergency Services & Civilian Traffic Officers 13,678 photos, 104 members
- BEACHES :o) The Beach Bum In Me! 20,451 photos, 2,349 members
- Birmingham Loves Photographers 6,846 photos, 187 members
- National Express scheduled special services 26 photos, 49 members
- illumination focus 321,209 photos, 11,389 members
- Everything Rusty 8,969 photos, 473 members
- WOODEN! 3,837 photos, 191 members
Birmingham Phil doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- January 2005
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Birmingham Phil