Sony A7III | Sony 55mm 1.8 | f4 | 1/1600 | ISO 200

OWN PRESET

This is one of my very favourite things ever, when Farmers shoot Farmers. I’ve had a lot of fun getting to know Laura and Alex from In Between Days over the last year. Laura is originally from my home country Northern Ireland and we quickly bonded over chat about Tayto crisps and Fifteens. She too is now living in sunny Brighton and planning her wedding to the lovely Alex. If you look closely you might recognise them as the models for Sam Hurd’s workshop with us back in October. They have chosen the very brilliant Brideen and Deci aka Simple Tapestry as their wedding photographers. Laura and Deci grew up together and so yes, this really is a small world. They have already done an engagement shoot in Ireland so really this is a bonus shot that Deci spotted on a visit to Brighton. Most folk who live here do not like the i360 and think it’s a bit ugly. However I love how Deci has used it for this shot, it’s stark and space age but this image is still super romantic.

We all met up for a Christmas drink in December and I left thinking, I really should put on Thrive over in Belfast next, what do you think?

Read Deci’s take on this shot below …

What Deci says ...

“Brideen and I were over in Brighton visiting our awesome friends Laura and Alex from inbetween days photography. This photo came about kind of by chance – in fact, I didn’t even have a camera with me and was lucky Laura had one with her. Just minutes before it was taken we were talking about how ugly and out of place the i360 viewing tower was – apparently the locals nicknamed it the iSore. But when we were right under it and looking up I spotted a photo opportunity.  When the tower had risen to the perfect spot, I quickly got this snap. The girls are so natural in front of the camera that all I had to do was expose, frame, and shoot. We did Laura and Alex’s engagement shoot in the wilds of Donegal so it was nice to grab this crazy space-age shot to contrast with it.”