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I am a 39 year old lifelong Birmingham resident, wife of nearly twenty years, mother of two kids, product of homeschooling and second generation homeschooler, UAB graduate, photographer, accountant, and blogger. I have been blogging about countless random and mostly useless subjects for thirteen years at Grasping for Objectivity, where I became most known for a series of posts on Mom Jeans. Through my blogging, I’ve had the privilege of uncovering some of Birmingham’s most intriguing mysteries, including a two-part interview with Graffiti Artist Moist, as well as discovering the man behind Uncle Joe’s Tot Locker.

I began taking obsessive amounts of photos of Birmingham in June of 2013, and haven’t let up yet. This blog documents that journey and gives me a way to support The Wellhouse and their amazing ministry. My photos can be bought in various forms (print, digital, canvas, metal print, note card, etc) through my shop or by contacting me directly. 100% of the profits go to The WellHouse. In the four years and counting of Picture Birmingham’s existence, over $49,000 has been donated to The WellHouse through the sale of these images.

My work is available for purchase via my website, or via direct order for items not available on the website. I also help design and implement commercial workspace art layouts with both my work and other artist’s work.

Feel free to email me at rachel@picturebirmingham.com for more information.



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Photo by Jake Marvin of Jake Marvin Photography


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