Buy the Book

The internet is now available in book form.

You can buy the first Brighton People book online now – and you’re probably in it.

Click to buy the book .

I like to roam around Brighton taking pictures of people doing whatever it is they do when they don’t have a camera pointed at them. Ordinary people doing ordinary things. Real people.

I’ve been asked if what I do is legal. It is; if you’re in a public place, you’re in the public domain. You’re probably photographed a hundred times a day by police and council run security cameras, they’re governed by the same regulations (except that if the police ask to see my pictures, or want me to delete them, they have no chance without a warrant). There’s a guide to photographers’ rights here – http://www.sirimo.co.uk/ukpr.php

Street photography is an art form with a long history. It’s social documentary. It’s about capturing looks, styles, a flavour of the people and place; it’s about freezing magic moments in time.

My personal ‘rules':

  1. Never use the camera to intimidate people.
  2. Never use the camera to ridicule people or make them look stupid.
  3. Be respectful.


Use of my pictures:

Copyright exists on all images. Use by negotiation and permission only.

Limited edition prints are available for most images; please contact me for further details.

9 Responses to “Buy the Book”

  1. A fair few of your photographs are of people who know each other and two of them are even brothers, and two are also going out! Shame you haven’t caught me out and about!

    “Just a guy in the street…” Is brothers with The boy on the left of the photo in “2 kool 4 skool?”.

    The Guy in the middle of “Dudes” with the forward facing cap is going out with the girl in “This is Brighton”, who also happens to be best friends with the guy in “The tiger”

    It’s very interesting how you have no idea of the links between these pictures and the links between the people in real life.

  2. I absolutely adore your work. Street photography must be the greatest thing. Congrats :)

  3. Hello back from Hove :) Your photography is what I try to do with words. Brighton is just THE most wonderful place and I am thrilled to have found your site (even if it was via Oz, haha).

  4. I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and love it; I’d forgotten how beautiful black & white photography can be.

  5. i love your site. Great work! the photos realli capture the people of brighton. its such a lovely place to live :)

  6. I think it’s really inspiring…i hate how if someone sees a camera they automatically pose for the photograph and it doesnt capture the reality in the atmosphere. I am proud to be a citizen of Brighton and a photography student – this is the work that is inspiring me. It’s definataly the place to do street photography as it’s so interesting and different. Keep up the good work (Y)

  7. Would you consider posting some of your amazing photos to http://www.snapshotbrighton.co.uk

    It’s an online experiment to see if an open submission competition can also be judged by the public, all through a map-based interface.

    The site that’s there is a “beta” prototype but functions pretty well so far. You can upload your pics to where they were taken and they will appear on the map. Visitors that see the photos can rate them according to 3 curatorial criteria.

    We’ll run it over the summer of 2010 and then finish it up to coincide with the Brighton Photo Biennial and the Brighton Photo Fringe in October/Novemeber. We’re currently lining up prizes but it looks likely some free large format prints will be on offer as part of that.

    Right now I’m recruiting people to test it and populate it and found your stuff through a web search – hence this comment. The examples will probably influence how people respond to the project and we definitely need more people-focused shots!

    All the best

    Peter Pavement

  8. I think it’s really inspiring…i hate how if someone sees a camera they automatically pose for the photograph and it doesnt capture the reality in the atmosphere. I am proud to be a citizen of Brighton and a photography student – this is the work that is inspiring me. It’s definataly the place to do street photography as it’s so interesting and different. Keep up the good work (Y)
    +1

  9. I think it’s really inspiring…i hate how if someone sees a camera they automatically pose for the photograph and it doesnt capture the reality in the atmosphere. I am proud to be a citizen of Brighton and a photography student – this is the work that is inspiring me. It’s definataly the place to do street photography as it’s so interesting and different. Keep up the good work (Y)+1
    +1

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