Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley

Commonwealth Games Photography

Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

There were amazing scenes in Birmingham city centre last night as Sir Lenny Henry carried the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games baton through Paradise Square and into Victoria Square.

I was in the thick of it capturing images of the Queen’s Baton Relay arriving by canalboat in Brindleyplace and then making it’s way though to Broad Street, before catching a tram to Centenary Square and then on to Paradise where Birmingham rapper Lady Sanity handed the baton over to Sir Lenny.

The final leg into a packed Victoria Square, where thousands of people were waiting to celebrate, was controlled chaos and I was mighty relieved to check my camera afterwards and see that despite the challenges I had managed get some really striking images for my clients.

Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley
Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley
Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley
Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley
Birmingham Photographer| Simon Hadley