A Photographers Day Out- Brighton

When Sasha Holloway of Bleulips said she wanted to come to Brighton before she goes back to the USA later this year I have to admit that I did do a little happy dance. Add on top of that the fabulous Tracey Barrow and Rob Grimes and I knew we were going to have a good day, come rain or shine.

Dade Freeman of Krysalis Photography and Laura Brennan of Cherry Red Photography also came along for the day and we met up in the brilliant Rock-Ola cafe in Tidy Street in the North Laine area of Brighton. After a lot of gossip and laughter, we started to wind our way through the streets of Brighton, taking pictures as we went, with a vague plan to end up at the pier.

2013-02-20_0006 2013-02-20_0001 2013-02-20_0002 2013-02-20_0003 2013-02-20_0004 2013-02-20_0005Having only watched Quadrophenia properly a couple of weeks ago (shocking I know), we went for a little trip into the infamous alleyway from that scene. It was remakably busy in that small little alley way and so we didn’t stay there long.

2013-02-20_0007 2013-02-20_0018When we finally made it to the pier, Rob literally jumped for joy and punched the air before going on the rides! We had planned on a trip on the rollercoaster but as this is not tourist season the rollercoaster had been taken down for repair 😦

After the rides, there was a spot of silliness, some line dancing from our resident American, and some vague attempts at some “serious” photography 🙂

2013-02-20_0009 2013-02-20_0010 2013-02-20_0011 2013-02-20_0014 2013-02-20_0015 2013-02-20_0016 2013-02-20_0008With tummy’s rumbling and most of us in need of a cup of tea, we carried on past the wheel and into Kemp Town where we descended on a new cafe/bar called Betty La La’s. I would apologise for the content of our conversation, but I think the staff were just as interested in our conversation about vajazzles and the male version (don’t ask) that they even came over to listen in 🙂

2013-02-20_0019 2013-02-20_0012 2013-02-20_0013 2013-02-20_0017Since our day out, I know a few other people have said that they would like a day out like this. We kept it intentionally small and there was no business talk, just people who happened to take photographs. However, it would be great to do this again with anyone that fancies a trip to the seaside 🙂

Lel xxx


12 responses

  1. Ha ha, awesome, i loved reading this and seeing the pictures, it now seems so long ago that this day happened and that i was actually punching for air with joy at the rides on the pier……Brilliant images and story and count me in for another visit summer time.

    Rob x

  2. I totally agree that there is nothing better than getting together with a group of photographers for a chat, a brew and a spot of photography. It looks like you had a giggle!

  3. It looks like you all had such a great time together in Brighton. Please do let me know if you plan another meet up, I’d love to join in on all the fun ~ whilst pretending to take some serious photographs of course!

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