I woke up really early this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. The field across the road from my house seems to attract the morning mist. It’s usually emptyÂ exceptÂ for the odd dog walker. It was a beautiful autumn sunrise and i’ve been pretty inspired by some of the free photo’s I found on Unsplash so I thought I’d go and take a few of my own.
Whilst going through the re-design of my site, I stumbled on an amazing resource of free-to-use photos at unsplash.com. They post ten new photos every ten days and they are mostly amazing. It’s so nice that people are willing to give away such great work for free.
It’s inspiring that people make work just to be seen and not to make money. Here are a few favourites.
Stephy Pariande Marzian
This website seems to move with my life serving as a log of different phases. I went freelance last year and was offered my old job back for quite a bit more money, so I sold out. As my life and job changed back, so hasÂ the blog.
Some friends of mine recently got married. They wanted to hire a photo booth, however it was quiteÂ costly, so they asked me if I could make something. I did a bit of googling and realised that the photos actually looked betterÂ if you make yourÂ own as you can customize the background and make it more fun. You can also fit more people in for group shots. So we went for more of a photo area rather than a photo booth.
Last night, myself and Steve from our band were lucky enough to get a look in at Highbury Studio just round the corner from where we live in Birmingham. Our drummer first heard about it, and word of mouth seems to be the only way anyone finds out about it. Stepping through the doors of the old cricket bat factory is like stepping back to the 1980’s. The decor is something that can’t be copied or styled, it’s just matured over the time it has been there.
The studio used to be owned by UB40 producer Bob Lamb but was brought by Birmingham music scene legend John Mostyn just over a year ago. It seems they don’t have any wild aspirations to change things, which is what keeps this place so nice. Most of the equipment is original so the recordings sound warm and full of character.
I only snapped a few pics but we will most likely be going back there to rehearse and maybe record so I’ll be sure to take a wider angle lens to capture this beautiful space.