Street Source is a regular feature showcasing photos taken around Brighton over the course of a month by one of our photographers. The idea is to share spontaneous moments around town – be it incidental street scenes, snapshots of people’s lives or images of the city as a landscape. Each month we ask a different local photographer to participate. Here’s Ashley Laurence’s take for February 2018.
Ah, the classic British winter. Long, grey, damp and not the most fun. Did I mention long?! After much deliberation, my theme for February’s pictures was inspired by nature’s own lighting at this time of year. February offers some fantastic, vivid afternoon light, and an impressive – if somewhat brief – ‘golden hour’ before sunset.
With this in mind, I set out to discover the ‘bright’ in Brighton. Our city is known for its vibrancy, and it doesn’t take much searching to find splashes of colour that light up the seemingly mundane.
I did my best to avoid the cliches of daffodils and beach huts, and found myself focusing on discovering colour palettes, from the vastly oversaturated through to gentle, golden hues. And hands up, as much as I didn’t want to include them – the graffiti shots were just too good to ignore!
Words and photographs Ashley Laurence
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