Jack Menzies

Jack Menzies

Media & Communication


Personal statement

I am soon to graduate from the Media & Communications course at Birmingham City University, with a particular interest in media, sport and photography. Through my studies and various work experience I have learnt to work alone, but also as a positive team leader who can motivate others to do a task efficiently and to a good standard. I am conscientious, self-motivated and determined. I love learning new skills, am sociable and enjoy meeting new people.

In first year, I was part of a University Game Show which I took on the role of Camera Operator in the TV module. In the 2nd semester I took up a photography documentary module and produced a '24 hours on the London Underground' photo essay, which can be seen on my website! In 2nd year, my lessons in film, pop music, photography and tv drama really allowed me to hone my skills and broaden my knowledge of the media industries. I was lucky enough to shoot the behind the scenes pictures for the BCU School of Media advert in order to capture the making of it.

Throughout my university experience, I discovered my love for photography and haven't looked back! I began shooting gigs at Sonic Gun Concerts in August 2018 and have since been asked to shoot a range of bands based in Birmingham and London. I generally use Instagram to promote my work, as well as Facebook, on occasion.

For my Final Major Project I created a 40-image-book of my gig photography, featuring many different bands including the likes of, Diiv, Swim Deep, Jaws, Drenge, Pond, Confidence Man, HMLTD and many more. I plan to continue with my live music photography after uni and continue expanding my portfolio once I move back to London. I have already begun to expand the range of my portfolio by shooting artistic, close up videos at gigs using a Canon 7D.

Aside from photography I have written a number of articles for publications, including, NME, The Daily Echo and TransferNewsCentral.

Please see my website and Instagram for more content.

Website - featuring a range of photographic genres, including the a London Underground shoot, John Lewis Fashion show, BCU Behind the Scenes and sports photography.