Mac McCreery

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21 Nov 2018 - Mac McCreery

Introducing Simon 'Mac' McCreery - one of Birmingham's People with Passion

"The challenge for me is to capture the present, the past and the future as it is happening."

Here we introduce Mac and his amazing photography of Birmingham. 

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"I started taking photography as a child in the 70s. My first camera was a 110 format kodak and I loved it. I am 50 now and I have always photographed for the same reason .... what am I looking at and why do I want to photograph it. I have owned many cameras and have never truly felt that my photographs mirror my thoughts until I moved to Digbeth, Birmingham nearly 8 years ago. Surrounded by regeneration is fascinating. Black and white has always been a natural fit as light is at the front of my mind when I trip the shutter."

Looking down the canal to Gas Street Basin, Birmingham (February 2018)

Skyline over Digbeth, Birmingham (November 2018)

Well Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham (November 2018)

Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham (October 2018)

Bordesley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham (October 2018)

Gas Street Basin, Birmingham (August 2018)

For more of Mac's photography go here.

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15 Sep 2017 - Mac McCreery

People inspired - Introducing 'Monochrome Mac' from Birmingham

In the first of our features looking at the passions of inspired people, we'd like to introduce you to Mac. Mac McCreery lives in Birmingham and has found photography to be an excellent way of tackling his issues with anxiety. We have pulled together a selection of photography from Mac, his particular specialism being monochrome photography across Birmingham. Take a look we think you will be inspired!

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Mac McCreery is an inspired amateur photographer who lives in Birmingham


It is nearly five years since Mac left a Black Country town to live in Digbeth, Birmingham. For Mac, it's the atmosphere that attracts him, the mix of old and the new, the core of Birmingham. He says: "What’s not to love?"


A selection of Mac's photography 


Anxiety issues have often prevented Mac from doing what he wants to do, and is extremely good at doing. He was nervous about taking photos, and he says "there are so many talented folk out there". However Mac has been quick to realise that photography can be his "stress buster". 


At BirminghamWeAre we say - Keep the photography coming Mac. They're brilliant and you're extremely talented! 



Photo:  Towards the City from Birmingham (Mac McCreery)



Photo:  St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham (Mac McCreery)



Photo: Moody skies over Birmingham (Mac McCreery)



Photo: Corporation Street, Birmingham (Mac McCreery)

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