Birmingham, known as the second city, is a city located in the midlands. It is the city my grandparents made their home when they emigrated from Cyprus to the UK. I didn’t grow up here but I now live here and spend much of my time in the city, much of that time wandering with a camera. The city is always in flux, a network of interactions and layers, the seemingly static streets and architecture, the interplay between the natural and the built environment and the people. In the roughly two years making these photographs I didn’t look to understand or survey the city but discovered complex layers of themes as these images came together. These photographs, that last of which were made in early 2020, seem now to take on a different role as a document of another time.