To give it it’s full title TAKE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHS, LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS is a short documentary y based on the philosophy of Urban Explorers whose motto is Take Only Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints the idea of entering hard to reach places only to explore and document not to steal.
The film follows a photographer as he explores an iconic Birmingham building, the Birmingham Battery and Metal Co. in Selly Oak. The film has received great reviews from the Birmingham Mail and Talk About Local blog as well as receiving an official nomination in the Film Skillet Film Festival and had recently been requested to be showcased at ArtInAVan at Brixtons Smallest Cinema, Hello Digital as part of Digital Birmingham week and the Flatpack festival in Birmingham.
We loved making this film and feel honored to have possibly been some of the last people to have stepped in the building before it was demolished. See below the video for some of the photos taken.