Brighton weather really doesn’t seem to like me. I had a WHOLE day of shooting with Connor planned and instead what I get is gale force winds, minus temperatures and extreme rain. Joyful. Well, I suppose that’s what I get for planning a shoot by the beach in February.
Yes, I did this shoot in February, I’m playing catch-up okay?
So location number one was one of Connor’s favourite shops and I can see why. Kissing Fish is filled with loads of cool bits and pieces, LOADS of art and a room with a blacklight. A ROOM WITH A BLACKLIGHT. These are probably the busiest and maddest photos I’ve taken for a long time and both me and Connor LOVE them. You can totally also find them (and a whole lot of my other photos) on the Spotify page for Connor’s music, C’est la Door.
Moving along, our next location was a REALLY COOL piece of graffiti, whiiiich had a car parked infront of it. That was that plan ruined. But, always one to improvise, we made do with the urban, edgy and VERY wet staircase around the back of a restaurant, which along with some ~ parkour ~ made for some super dark and moody photos. An emo’s dream.
We then tried a nice walk down to the pier as the weather started to almost look up. This was a complete misleading lie, the weather remained horrendous for the very long walk to the pier, but the photos I got are some of my favourite portraits EVER. I’d originally wanted to try and use my mini tripod to get some photos of the two of us (since the most recent one I have I’m pretty we’re 18 in), but out on the pier I didn’t trust my camera to just blow into the sea.
Next was dinner. We like dinner. We went to Meat Liquor, which as well as having damn good food, was perfect for some night time shots. A whole restaurant covered in neon, this is the Instagrammable restaurant of my dreams. So after dinner we headed to a window seat right under the neon and DAMNNN I was happy with these. But as it turns out it’s quite hard to direct people through a window while you’re outside and they can’t hear you.
About 8km of walking around – and at one point literally being blown backwards – I’d taken hundreds of photos and we called it a day. This is probably the shoot where I’ve had the most creative freedom to date, hopefully now it’s summer, Brighton will get its act together and not COMPLETELY soak me.
If you like the look of these photos and want to book a shoot for yourself, drop me a message here and we can get one arranged!