The Archive

A collection of old and new posts. Some of my personal favourites that I'm not quite ready to let disappear.

Appreciating your city

Appreciating your city


Appreciation for my hometown is easily forgotten... 

Hummel Jordan_Bunker_hummel_1

Ray Ban

Clubmaster tortoise shell 

 Urban Outfitters

Cable knit jumper


511 slim fit stretch jeans


Stadil RMX Low



When opportunities come in to create content on the blog, this time with Hummel, my initial thoughts are usually ‘where am I going to shoot?’ London, Manchester, Bournemouth… and forgetting the city I live by.

I instantly dismiss Leicester, but with so much time spent on trains recently, a new urge to produce content in the city has arisen. I’ve had many a conversation with Nat about Leicester and the fact there isn’t many places to shoot, but now I’m thinking if it is down to us restricting ourselves to the main part of town and not visiting elsewhere and the outskirts.

This post has allowed me take in more of my nearby surroundings. Going left where I would usually go right, walking that extra five minutes around an area where I’d usually dismiss as ‘there’s nothing down there’ and thinking about things differently.

Determined to leave the jacket at home and make the most of the sun, I was wearing all black to optimise every ray I could. A waffle-knit from Urban Outfitters on top and some slim fitting 510 Levi’s down below did the job. Not forgetting the new Hummel Stadil RMX to keep me on the move. Of late all I seem to be wearing on my feet are trainers and I don’t see this changing as we move into *hopefully* warmer weather.

I’m always sharing my ambitions with you to make my content as good as it can be, but that doesn't mean having to travel every time to achieve this.

My trainers actually informed the starting point of our day. The Hummel branding and sport detailing made me think of modern spaces and clean lines, something we wanted to seek out to start our shoot. I think it taught us that there’s more to our own city than we thought, as well as pushing us to maximise the spaces we did know of.

With this in mind, one new area we found ourselves in was close to the university and the café Northern Cobbler. This coffee shop is one that I have always chalked off as too far out of town, but it’s been my loss all this time. The light this place gets in the late afternoons made it the perfect spot for one last coffee before finishing up and heading back home.jbicon

Photography by Natalie Jade Reading

This post was created in partnership with Hummel, however all views about my city and Hummel are my own.


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