For The Love of Concrete


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.

Starting at Alpha Tower the walk took in many examples of the city’s Brutalist architecture and concrete structures including the New Street Signal Box of which all attendees received a free miniature version courtesy of Space_Play. 

Our route covered everything from car parks to the concrete clad curves of the Ringway Centre in Smallbrook Queensway. It was fascinating to see how Birmingham’s architecture had changed over the years. It seems like the city is a permanent building site, with new buildings going up all the time. With the city in such a constant state of change it’s great that events like this can record these relics of the past just incase they get bulldozed to make way for new developments.

Here’s a small selection of images I captured on the day:

If you’d like to see how the event was captured by the 50 plus photographers who were in attendance then head over to Instagram and check out #wmpc_concretelove


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