WITH ROB PUGH
The south coast town famous for its romantic architecture, pier and shingle beaches recently played host to another photography street walk helmed by social photographer and Olympus ambassador Rob Pugh.
This provided another group of photographic enthusiasts, who had signed up to take part, with the chance to stroll through the historic streets and narrow lanes and capture not only the classical but also the modern; including colourfully creative graffiti art.
There was the additional opportunity to warm up in one of Brighton’s many welcoming coffee shops, before the group moved on to photograph the town’s famous Victorian pier. But even here the group didn’t go for the obvious, instead getting ‘down and dirty’, according to Rob, to highlight the details and architecture of the pier’s underside, using long exposures to arresting effect.
On the beach the group studied the weather worn curves of an abandoned boat to make for another eye-catching subject, especially when photographed in black and white to highlight the grain and patina of the wood, as well as allude to the possible history of the boat when it was in use.
The day ended with another visit to a coffee shop, an attempt to capture the sun setting over Brighton complete with passing seagull, and the conclusion that it really is good to be beside the seaside, beside the sea.
Keep an eye on our website for details of the next similar event and we’ll hopefully ‘see’ you there too!