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Category Archives: Brighton
This morning I had one of my stranger shoots. The British Airways i360 had invited some of Brighton’s naked cyclists for a free ride in the pod before morning opening. The cyclists will be taking part in the Brighton Naked Bike Ride on Sunday (10th June). Every year people strip off to take part in the Naked Bike Ride in different cities across the world, their nakedness highlights the vulnerability of cyclists on urban roads. The Brighton Naked Bike ride has been running in the since 2006, I photographed it in its inaugural year you can see my images from the 2006 ride in this Flickr album.
You know what they say interviews can be a bit like buses know wants to talk for ages then suddenly three Interviewers rock up all at the same time. In the last month I’ve had three interviews published in three different places each focusing on something different.
The last time we got a decent amount of snow in Brighton was 5 years ago in January 2013, this week we got a pathetic dusting of snow over night that was melted away by mid morning. I always like to get photos of my fellow Brighton Swimming Club members in the snow weather it’s a pathetic amount or not. Usually I like to get shots of members walking across a snowy beach but there was not really enough snow for that. Instead I used the snowy beach as a back drop for some portraits, I shot them after they came out of the water. I shoot some of these after my swim while still in my trunks on the beach and I still managed to hold the camera steady! You can see how much more snow there was in 2013 on my blog and see a selection of my snowy swimming photos from over the years in my portfolio.
On the Wednesday 29th of November I will be giving a short talk about my work documenting the construction of the British Airways i360 at ‘Modern Brighton & Hove’. I will be joined by fellow photographer Rob Orchard who will be talking about his project were he photographing every single pub in Brighton and Hove. In all there will be four short talks which will be followed by a panel discussion Kate Cheyne (University of Brighton), Claire Potter and Architectural Photographer Jim Stephenson (founder of MiniClick).
An exhibition charting the construction of the British Airways i360 has opened at the British Airways i360. Along with Photographer Gary Eastwood I documented the construction of the i360 from June 2014 until it was completed in August 2016.
The Brighton and Hove calendar 2017 is now available, this is second year that Finn Hopson of the Brighton Photography gallery has producing the calendar since taking it over. The calendar is comprised of the work of local Brighton Photographers including two of my images.
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.