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Every year between between the end of October and the start of March tens of thousands of starlings can be seen flocking around Brighton Pier. I am lucky in that my office is only a 3 minute walk from the pier, so if the weather is good I will often wander down to the pier 20 minutes before sunset to watch and shoot one of nature’s wonders. That said they flock no matter what the weather, it’s amazing to watch the move in unison even in very strong winds. Below are some of video and photos of Brighton’s starlings that I have shot over the years.
Shot in January 2016 on a Samsung NX1.
The 2016 Brighton and Hove calendar is now available, this is first year that Finn Hopson of Brighton Photography has taken over it’s production from Nigel Swallow. The calendar is comprised of the work of local Brighton Photographers including four of my images.
For the most part everything MiniClick does is free and all the people that work for it do so on a voluntary basis. MiniClick is a Brighton based organisation that puts on free Photography events if you want to know more you can read my brief MiniClick history.
As part of a fundraising drive MiniClick asked 14 photographers including me to donate an image and then 14 illustrators were asked to add their work to them. My photo of a jubilant swimmer was sent to Eloise Dorr. You can purchase a one off print of Eloise Dorr’s and my collaboration from Miniclick’s shop.
MiniClick is celebrating it’s 5th year on 12th September with a series of talks and a party. I will be speaking alongside some of my favourite MiniClick speakers like: Peter Dench, Ewen Spencer, Alex Bamford, Antonio Olmos and Murray Ballard. The talks … Continue reading
A group of graffiti artists from the MSK crew were invited to cover 100 meters of hoarding along the sea facing part of the Brighton i360 site last Sunday (9th August). I went along to document the process, last year there was a smaller event where I met four of the artists that had returned. In total 14 artists: 192,Aroe, Alert, Aups, Avk, Gary, Jiroe, Morf, Msk, Owed, Rebus, Rench, Twesh, Vodka, Warg and Yesb were painting for pretty much most of the day. Usually when I’m shooting for i360 I am in trousers with hi-vis and hard hat, it was nice to be shooting in the sunshine with my shorts, baseball cap and Birkenstocks
Click on the images below to see them larger in a slide show.
Last month TriggerTrap realised EarthLapse a crowd sourced time-lapse composed of time-lapse movies from 45 photographers shot 12 different countries. The idea was simple TriggerTrap asked people to capture a time-lapse of their location on the 22nd April (Earth Day) … Continue reading
This weekend was the first phase of the Brighton i360 foundation pour. A total of 2500 tonnes of concrete was poured into the foundations over 12 hours starting at 6am on Saturday morning. On average a cement truck was coming on site every 5 minutes to one of 3 pumps. The pumps can put the concrete anywhere in the foundation. There was a small group of men for each pump using vibrators to remove air from the concrete and to make it level. I was on site taking pictures and I also shot a time-lapse of the pour.
I’ve been working for the Brighton i360 for almost a year now. I’ve previously posted pictures from my visit to Cif in Holland where the tower is being made and I also posted posted the first 8 month of a time-lapse which is documenting the entire build.
Simon Cooke is about to embark on an incredible record breaking journey. Next week he will be on standby to swim the English channel earlier than anyone has done before, this will mean his swim will be colder than any cross channel swim before him around 11-12 °C (51.8-53.6 °F). He is a fellow member of Brighton Swimming club and has been in training for over a year doing 6 hour sea water training sessions, in comparison at this time of year (May) I swim for 20-30 minutes before I get really cold. He is raising money for a local Charity Amaze which gives information, advice and support to parents of children with disabilities in Brighton & Hove. You can donate to his simon cooke fundraising page.
Simon Cooke with his ample body fat that will protect in the cold water.