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Brighton Fringe 2014

This year, I was again asked to photograph and capture the events at the Brighton Fringe. The Fringe festival kicks off in May, with the city swelling almost to bursting point with all styles of performance, and locals and visitors squeezing their way through the heaving streets.

I have noticed that the air is slightly different this year, that the excitement and frenzy to book tickets isn't there, perhaps the raining days haven't helped. From the events brochure, it was clear that there were fewer cabaret shows than in previous years, and everything seemed comedy- and music-centric. That's fine and both of those genres are entertaining, but visually they're not always the most interesting. 

Fringe City is a great way to discover acts and talent that you might not otherwise see or hear about, and with over 700 events at 200 venues across the city, that isn't surprising. So, take a walk along New Road, aka Fringe City - it will open your eyes and ears to many of the performers as they tout their talents and hand out flyers. Below is a taste of what you can expect at the Fringe.

Dade Freeman is a Brighton photographer producing portraits and headshots for actors, musicians, corporate business and other professional industries.