2019 Lewes Bonfire celebrations

On November 5th I went out to Lewes to shoot the Bonfire celebrations which are the largest in the UK. Even though no trains run to Lewes after 5pm on bonfire night it actually felt more crowded than last year where I felt like I had more freedom of movement. I did manage to get stuck in the crowds a few times this year, never the less I got to see some crazy things.

Lewes borough bonfire society

Lewes borough bonfire society

Lewis bon fire celebrations are like morris dancers meet Mad Max. The bonfire societies parade through the streets holding burning torches & crucifixes, burning effigies and letting off powerful bangers. They do all this dressed in all manner of costumes from monks, pearly Kings & Queens, Native Americans, Tudors, 1st & 2nd World War Solders and more.

You can see more images from from last years event here and also have portfolio page with images from the 2019 and 2018 here.

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