Two award-winning Birmingham photographers have pooled their talent to launch a new online pict ure library for the Midlands.
MPG is the idea of former Post and Mail press photographers John James and Andrew Fox.
They have created an archive of images from Birmingham and the Heart of England, which will prove invaluable to clients in public relations, newspapers and magazines. John said: "We aim to be the first port of call for anyone needing something a little different to the stock pictures they have been used to. We have applied our photo-journalistic style to the images.
"We always strive to approach many of our subjects in a way you haven't seen before". The men have around 1,000 images on the site and aim to build it beyond 10,000.
The system works by a client choosing a picture they would like, emailing a request, a price is agreed, and the image can then be downloaded.
Andrew said: "Having spent our careers up against the clock, we understand many clients will be on tight deadlines. We've made the process of buying images as smooth and as fast as possible."
The website's gallery will have fresh images added regularly and will include a selection of photo-essays on subjects as diverse as Crufts, and life in the Eastside of Birmingham.
John was was a Post and Mail photographer for 34 years and Andrew has been freelancing since 1998, having previously worked for the Post and Mail for seven years.
Both men have won a range of awards, including national honours from the Picture Editors' Guild. You can visit mpg at mpguk.net.