Since then, she has created a website, brightonstreets.com, from which anyone can order prints of her local photography. There are already numerous options available with plenty more to come.
Charlotte explained why she decided to set up the site:
“I have created this website to share my photography and give you lovely people the opportunity to decorate your homes with prints that will truly evoke nostalgia, happiness and positive Brighton vibes.”
“I want my photos to spark memories for those who have a connection with the array of streets and at the same time introduce newcomers to my favourite city.”
Charlotte says her work is not aimed at anyone in particular, and that tourists, students, local residents, newcomers, and anyone in between can enjoy her photos. This ethos, whether intentional or not, clearly reflects that of the city she photographs.
“Share my love for street art, sunsets, colours, architecture, quirky characters, independent businesses and a city where everyone is welcome.”
During her time photographing Brighton, Charlotte has captured everything from the bustling pre-coronavirus city streets we all know and love, to the emptiness of lockdown, to the 10,000+ strong Black Lives Matter protest that took place over the weekend.
To see where it all began and look through Charlotte’s ever-growing portfolio of local photography, head to @brighton.streets on Instagram.
All Images: © Charlotte Lillington