The practical series outcome following a variety of in-depth research methods based theory surrounding the concept of British subculture. Inspiring research stages included the study of classic zines, post-modernism and psychogeography.
The outcome, Hometown Sounds, is a documentation of the people behind Birmingham’s diverse and thriving music scenes. With musicians and modern subcultural participators, the series is the start of a potentially ever-growing archive dedicated to the city’s love and need for music, addressing stereotypes and giving those that don’t see - an insight into who and what we are.
Birmingham, not only as my home city but as the second city itself, constantly struggles with criticism and being misunderstood. The creativity, music embrace, multiculturalism and endless support are just few of the elements making the city special to it’s inhabitants – of whom deserve a platform to be represented. Hometown Sounds highlights not only varied niche scenes in the creative hub of the city but delves into core members, labelled under such different stereotypes. The series uses personal windows to reveal an open interpretation of British subculture today.