New Year, New Wall Space
Same darned beautiful city
Admit it, 2016 has gone on for so long it feels like Peter Jackson directed it. Next year, we promise, will sail by and you can mark each of the 365 days of guaranteed* bliss with a calendar forged by one of Brum's very bestest photographical types.
(*This is not a guarantee)
Verity Milligan (£12.50 with p&p)
As likely to be found shrouded in Snowdon fog as workshopping burgeoning shutterbugs in central Brum, Verity's made an impactful impact on the Midlands' snapping scene over the last half decade. Get The Beauty of Birmingham for mighty fine landscapes of the urban persuasion, and the right amount of bluebell action thrown in at the appropriate season. Buy it at BMAG's Great Western Arcade pop-up, or right here.
Ross Jukes (£14.50 with p&p)
Ticking off autumn with this leafy kaleidoscope of pretty (pictured) the first run of Ross's calendar had sold out entirely before we even reached December. But after striving to find a printer with which he was happy, another order is winging its way to Brummingham in time for Chrimbo and you can get one for keepsies right here. It's worth it for the silly good sunrises and sunsets alone, with August standing out in the stunning stakes.
Owen de Visser (£12.99 with p&p)
Highly commended in BrandBrum's recent photographer of the year competition, Owen decided to go full-time with image capturing three years ago and is Cheshire Cat content by the move. He's got winter more wrapped up than that coat-clad cold girl in your office, with his frosty look at Cannon Hill Park (see top), and Centenary Square in its full twinkly regalia above. Owen's calendar is stocked at A Painted Room, at mac Birmingham and also available online.
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