With more than 30 years experience gained across corporate and broadcast commercial production. Working with the moving and the still image continues to excite me. Whilst the technology changes it’s just as much fun to take on new challenges… to produce the images that meet (hopefully exceed) the clients brief. Whatever it may be… and for what-ever end use. Working both digitally and with film, shooting video at one end for web or at the other for broadcast terrestrial or satellite television. The information below is the boreing stuff, hopefully for the search engine spiders to trip over so have a look around the rest of my website. It’s likely a little more interesting. Hope to meet up soon. Best regards, Phil Millership.
Walter Thomas Williams was born in 1901 in Smethwick, now in the West Midlands. Served in the British army in northern Ireland and reached the rank of corporal. This elevation was short-lived as he was court marshalled twice and bounced back down to the rank of private. Once for losing a prisoner out of a toilet window (should have stayed with him) and once for wasting army ammunition. Sadly he shot a donkey in dense undergrowth. Donkeys aren’t renowned for responding to “Stop! Who goes there?”
Thankfully Walter missed the first world war, (too young) and the second, (too old) but managed to serve as a medic on board a troop ship which was in quarantine due to a Typhoid breakout. A task for which he volunteered. Once back home Walter married, (to Olive) and raised a daughter (Mavis) who was my mother.
So… The return to film is in part a homage to my grandfather, a photographic enthusiast who first introduced me to the joys of film when I was little more than 5 years old. He shot predominately on 120 roll film using a Rollieflex which would now be worth a pretty penny. Shooting in Black & White as the colour film process was still very expensive. My memories include seeing an image appear as if by magic in his dark room. Under the mystery that was the “red light” of course.
I can also remember seeing photographs which he hand painted in colour to produce quite stunning results. Although he worked most of his life as a toolmaker there was obviously a photographic artist trying to get out.
My photographic journey includes digital and film, but mostly digital but often photographers working with digital tend to “Shoot First” and ask questions later (remember the Donkey)
The move back to film, for me, is very much a liberation. Where Quality not quantity will be the order of the day.
There is of course still a place for Digital photography, things naturally move on. But if you would like something a little different and we can find just a little more time, then hopefully I can shoot some memorable images for you.
Solihull Photographer providing Wedding photography and family portrait services in Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, Warwickshire and throughout the UK and Internationally. NEC Conference Photography and video production facilities for, exhibition, product, sport and press. High quality Photography or Video production at sensible rates.
* Conference, Exhibition, Promotional, Product, Brochure or Websites.
* Corporate Video production and Events coverage.
* Aerial photography, Survey, Architectural, Property and Interior design images.
* Wedding Photography in Solihull, Sheldon, Olton, Birmingham and Warwickshire.
* Family Portraits, Parties, Prom Nights, Balls and Charity events.
* Located close to the midlands M42/M6/M40 motorway links, The Birmingham NEC and Birmingham International Airport and Rail Station.
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Mob. 07813 505064
Tel. 0121 722 3297
Solihull, West Midlands. B92 8EZ