About the Book
This first volume of Beauties of Brighton; comprises of a collection of candid and posed street photographs I took of random strangers on the streets of Brighton from 2015 to 2017 to celebrate the city’s vibrant diversity. I am not sure what drives me to take a particular person’s portrait: it can be anything from a certain style someone has; a face with a particular expression or even just someone’s energy that draws me in to take their portrait. Some of these portraits include drag queens, street traders, homeless people, students, artists, office workers, café workers, pensioners, and buskers.
Initially, what began as a way of expressing myself creatively through photography became a way for me to fulfill an inherent interest that I have in people. I also believe a portrait can be made to be an opinion and used as a useful way of recording and preserving history.