Taken on Brighton Pier a few years ago; the Fortune Teller’s Gypsy Caravan. Blue skies, gulls, ‘Readings in complete confidence’ – what can go wrong?
One of several shots of Brighton. Several times when I was there storms gathered out at sea, changing the light, scattering tourists and sending the gulls soaring. In this picture the two figures are isolated from one another, while the pier and the snack sign are tied into the composition by the particular (and lucky) position of the birds.
Sunset in Brighton. An old woman in a jaunty leopard print coat walks past. It’s probably spring or early summer.
The image divorced from context – I know this was taken in Brighton sometime in the early eighties but beyond that what my aims were in taking this photograph I don’t know.
I think a lot of the photos I took as a beginner suffered from a sort of vagueness of purpose – as if I’m not sure what the photograph is about or what its purpose was.