I have to admit to being pretty pleased with this....
A really strong write-up in the region's main professional and cultural newspaper.
But who's the ugly bloke?
"A Birmingham-based professional photographer has received recognition for his architectural photography after being awarded a Licentiateship by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).
Having originally studied architecture, Richard Ellis LBIPP, has been rewarded for his insight into buildings and the way they are constructed.
Mr Ellis started his photography business in 2011 and specialises in architecture and interiors. Clients include construction companies, architects, interior designers, Birmingham City University, and the Royal Albert Hall.
Richard said: “I’m delighted to achieve my first BIPP qualification. It enhances my reputation, gives me a sense of pride, and brings me to the heart of the profession.”
BIPP President, Roy Meiklejon FBIPP, said: “BIPP qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world. Qualification with the BIPP requires hard work, determination, commitment and lots of creativity.”
As the qualifying body of professional photography in the UK, BIPP requires any photographer going for qualification to follow strict criteria and provide a substantial portfolio of commissioned work, together with supporting information about themselves as a professional."
Text by Stacey Barnfield / Birmingham Post