Contemporary Urban Portrait Photography - Sheffield City Centre

Posted on 17th October 2011 by Mark Tierney

I love urban shoots especially in Sheffield because of the wide range of buildings. Sheffield has it all from old Victorian industrial buildings to contemporary architecture. Grace and Justin are both architects so I can see why they chose these locations. We started off at the Victoria Quays which is a large canal basin near to the centre of Sheffield. The next location was the iconic Sheffield landmark the Park Hill flats. This building is Europe’s largest listed structure and part of it has recently been restored. On the day of the shoot it just happened to be the open day for the first of the new apartments. Being interested in the apartments - Grace & Justin were keen to have a look. I had to take advantage of this cool location and combine a viewing with a shoot wink The last location was to the redeveloped Wicker area of Sheffield including  Justin’s workplace. We finished the shoot inside the building using the modern  interior of the studio as a backdrop. Here are some of favourites from this very enjoyable shoot smile

Grace & Justin's shoot has also been featured on one of the UK’s top 10 wedding blogs – Whimsical Wonderland Weddings smile

Tagged under: sheffield, contemporary photos, black and white, city centre, architecture, urban, victoria quays, urban splash, park hill flats, park square roundabout, apartments, portrait photographer, architects, canal basin, bdp, show, iconic, wicker, victorian, tower block


About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.


Gravatar By Helen Haigh on 17th October 2011 at 6:58pm

Just brilliant!

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 17th October 2011 at 7:10pm

Thanks Helen smile

Gravatar By Mike Gray on 17th October 2011 at 7:12pm

Awesome Mark, speechless really.

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 17th October 2011 at 7:17pm

Thanks Mike, glad you like them smile

Gravatar By Alex @ on 18th October 2011 at 8:14am

Nice Mark! Great to see some pics of the redone Park Hill. I agree it makes a great photo-shoot backdrop, particularly with their choice of cushion for the show flat! Worthy of being one of your favourite locations.

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 18th October 2011 at 10:24am

Cheers Alex smile

Gravatar By Grace Wong on 18th October 2011 at 9:09pm

Great work Mark! Thanks for the lovely photos. We enjoyed the shoot even though it was raining that morning smile

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 20th October 2011 at 3:32pm

Thank you Grace & Justin it was a pleasure!


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