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Photographing the Brighton Victorian Sewers

Something i've been wanting to do since I moved down to Brighton in 1992 was see the victorian sewer network and go on the tour which used to be organised during the Brighton Festival.

Well i'm very pleased to say that I got the opportunity to do so and to photograph the experience for Viva Brighton Magazine. We were given a private tour of this fantastic and fascinating environment and I tried to document it as best I could while shooting with the brief in mind. I learnt so many things about sewage and how the Victorians over engineered things, it was as I said fascinating. 

If you ever get the chance to go on the tour, I highly recommend it, just don't wait 25 years like I did.

 

The Way We Work - Brighton Tech Companies

Brighton technology business portraits

This month Viva Brighton magazine features my regular spot called The Way We Work, where I take portraits of Brighton and Hove business people in various trades.

I was out shooting people from Brighton's technology industry, so design agency's, tech companies, media companies etc.

Portrait of a Brighton Photography Legend

Tony Tree - Brighton Argus Photographer

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It's always a pleasure to taking a photographers portrait and usually a bit daunting. However on this occasion it was an absolute joy.

I had to take a portrait of legendary Brighton photographer Tony Tree (which you can see in this months Viva Brighton magazine), who has worked with the likes of David Bailey and Helmut Newton. He also spent 20 years as a photographer for The Brighton Argus during the 70s, 80s and 90s when press photography was a very different beast to what it is today.

Tony was a joy to photography and to chat to about all things photographic and hear some stories of the past. He was so accommodating and I wanted to capture some of that kindness in the portrait. I also took inspiration for this portrait from one of my favourite photographers the wonderful Jane Bown. Who worked for the Observer for many many years and worked with minimal equipment and always shot on an old black and white film camera. This portrait wasn't shot on film, but I was thinking of her during the shoot.

So thanks so much Tony and Jane.

Brighton Drag Artists Portraits

Brighton Drag Artists Portraits

I had the great pleasure to meet a load of Brighton drag artists and take their portraits for Viva Brighton Magazine. I had asked them to come up with a Drag Queen name for me, but we couldn't come up with something suitable. So if you have any suggestions, let me know.

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