Birmingham PR Photography
Photographer causes traffic chaos in Brum…with a little help from 9 Red Bull branded minis.
Last week I was commissioned to photograph the Red Bull ‘Wings’ team in Birmingham as part of their national ‘#4pmfinish’ campaign. The ‘Wings’ (aka the Red Bull promotions team) were highly visible driving around the city in their distinctive Mini cars visiting local companies. My brief was to capture the events of the day with particular importance attached to getting stand alone, stand out shots of the cars in recognisable Birmingham locations.
With ‘Italian Job’ style organisation, walkie talkies at the ready and a chauffeur driven van at my disposal we hit the streets. Despite a few wrong turns, one break down, a scuffed wing mirror and a couple of lost Minis (not to mention the pouring rain) we managed to get a great selection of pictures of the convoy. St Philip’s Cathedral on Colmore Row, Selfridges at the Bullring, the Jewellery Quarter all featured, as well as car to car (van to car) shots on the inner ring road.
Attempting to synchronise 9 cars on busy city centre roads had the unavoidable consequence of some traffic hold ups, but by and large the road users of Birmingham were patient and polite …I think the attractive girls waving at them from the minis might have helped!