If you were asked to name one of the most iconic buildings in Birmingham city centre, chances are one of the first to spring to mind would be the Rotunda. On Sunday 23rd June I was part of a small group who spent an hour taking in the cityscapes below.
Back in February I attended a concrete-centric photomeet which was organised by West Midlands Photo Collective in conjunction with architectural model makers Space_Play.
For this Instameet Igers Birmingham teamed up with Flatpack Film Festival as part of Flatpack’s ten year anniversary coincidentally it was also World Wide Instameet Day 13.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Lunar Society Igers Birmingham held an instameet at Soho House which was the home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809.
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is world renowned amongst the jewellery industry. It is also an area that boasts an abundance of stunning architecture and luckily for us vintage Volvos (see below) I think this was the most popular photographed item of the day! I always forget how close the Jewellery Quarter is to the city
On 19th March I joined IgersBirmingham, Visit Birmingham and local architect Tim Cornbill for a walking tour of some of Birmingham’s most iconic locations.
This Instameet was inspired by Ikon Gallery’s exhibition Janet Mendelsohn Varna Road which documented everyday life in Balsall Heath during the period of 1967 -1969 whilst Mendelsohn was a student at the University of Birmingham. I first came across Janet Mendelsohn’s photographs after a talk by Dr Kieran Connell at Balsall Heath WI and I
Today’s Instameet was a little different to normal as we were set a theme, taking inspiration from The Barber Institute’s current exhibition Chance Order Change we were asked to experiment with abstract photography.
The Birmingham & Midland Institute was the location of the latest Instameet. Located in a Grade II* listed building, The Birmingham & Midland Institute has been a part of Birmingham’s cultural life for over 150 years, originally founded by an Act of Parliament in 1854 for the ‘Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and