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15 Sep 2017 - Mac McCreery
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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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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!


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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14 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Passion Points for following your dreams!

InspiredWeAre is a FreeTimePays community dedicated to those who are passionate about following their dreams.  Be inspired by others, make your dreams a reality and be rewarded for all you do to make a difference for you and for others around you.  Take the link below, register for free and we'll get you your very own Community Passport set up. You'll be able to follow your passions, collect points for passion, follow others that share your passions and help yourself and others in so many ways.

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13 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays
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People inspired - introducing Daniel diagnosed with autism at age 30

Diagnosed with autism in his adult years at the age of 30, Daniel is one of many people who continue to find inspiration through abilities and talents that can be realised with the right outlet and given the right opportunity. In Daniel's case it's been photography and the opportunity to pursue his passion has been found in Birmingham.     

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People inspired - introducing Daniel diagnosed with autism at age 30





Diagnosed with autism in his adult years at the age of 30, Daniel is one of many people who continue to find inspiration through abilities and talents that can be realised with the right outlet and given the right opportunity. In Daniel's case it's been photography and the opportunity to pursue his passion has been found in Birmingham.     


Daniel Sturley is an inspired amateur photographer who lives in Birmingham

 

From the age of 7, Daniel has been fascinated by photography, and owned his first camera at 10.  He would take photos whilst on family holidays in Wales and he particularly enjoyed capturing the thrills at local rallycross meetings, and, of course taking photos of their cats!

 

‘Bonnie’ 1988

 

Daniel loves visiting cities, and has been lucky enough to find himself in some great cities where he's been able to endulge his passion for photography.

The 102nd floor of the Empire State Building 2005

 

New York City 2005

 

Daniel moved to Birmingham in 1994 and quickly realised what the city offers a photographer, in particular its civic spaces, parks, variations of architecture, and, of course, the canals.

 

Birmingham 2003

 

In 1998, at the age of 30, he was diagnosed with autism (Asperger’s syndrome) and started to understand more about why he had ‘special interests’ and photography of architecture and construction has grown as a particular specialism of Daniel's.  

 

Birmingham 2014

 

In May 2016, Daniel won ’The Cube Photographer of the Year’, and later that year helped bring together passionate and talented photographers across Birmingham to produce the first ever 'Birmingham Gems' calendar for charity.

 

The Cube, Birmingham 2016

 

 

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10 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Inspiration - it's in all of us!

This photo, taken by Gareth Davies at Iron Kids in 2017, became the inspiration behind InspiredWeAre, the latest of our FreeTimePays communities. This amazing display of grit and determination made us realise just how many people are out there pursuing their dreams and how many are inspired to do something that changes lives for the better - their own or others! It doesn't always have to be physical challenges that are overcome. Often it can be the pursuit of a passion or an act of kindness that makes all the difference.

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