Birmingham {Viewpoint} is a photography project which looks at The Different Ways Different People View The Same Thing.

The project is the concept of Birmingham-based photographer, Pete Wakelam Sloan

The idea for the project came to me when I was walking the streets of Birmingham one day and found myself at the foot of the BT Tower. I must have spent a good hour taking various different shots of the tower. Each shot was from a different angle and it dawned on me that there must be countless angles and views that the photographs could be taken from. The even deeper thought came to me that if I asked someone else to visit the tower and take photographs, they’d take completely different shots to the ones I had taken that day. Our {viewpoints} would be completely different.


And the rest, as they say, is history…

 So how does the project work?

On the 1st of each month, a subject is announced on this site (and on Twitter). Participants then have the remainder of the month to take their {viewpoint} of the subject. Only one photo is permitted per person and is submitted through this site or via email before the end of the month. All submissions are then published on this site.

Anyone is welcome to take part in the project, and people can join in at any time too. You don’t need to have an all singing all dancing camera either, some of the best submissions have been taken on a phone camera, or even a point-and-shoot film camera with the print scanned and sent in. 

There are only 3 rules: the monthly subject should be the main focus of the image; the photo must be taken during the time window given; and only one submission can be sent in per person.