Brian Homer

Photographer, designer and writer, co-producer of the Jazz in Birmingham gig guide.

Brian Homer

Brian Homer was part of the original Handsworth Self Portrait project with Derek Bishton and John Reardon in 1979, with whom he also co-founded Ten8 international photography magazine. He has co-curated many self-portrait photography projects including 1000 images for the opening of the Library of Birmingham and a project for the 50th Anniversary of Telford. From 1978 to 2015 he ran a design agency and he is now an active photographer documenting the jazz scene. He is a member of the Jazz Research Cluster at Birmingham City Univerisy and is collaborating with Dr Pedro Cravinho on Everyday Jazz Life a project exploring jazz musians’ lives and how they make a living. His photographs and reviews have appeared in Jazzwise Magazine, London Jazz News and UK Vibe. He has also taken publicity shots for bands including Trish Clowes’ My Iris, John O’Gallagher and Pigfoot. From 2012 to 2018 he was on the board of Birmingham Jazz.