new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Vote for Nora, Brighton Bird lady 5/06/2009

Stranger number 22 for my 100 strangers project .

Been trying to capture this famous Brighton eccentric for years now , im always stuck

in traffic with no camera .

But today i plucked up courage to talk to her ,even if i scarred the birds away for a moment .

We talked politics ,Supermarket food waste , marine biology & birds .

Her said she wasn't a tramp & had a smart blouse on under her dirty rain coat @ 83 got out every day rain or shine to feed the seagulls & pigeons ,she was so passionate about them ,she was a inspiration !

Today she had brought 4 cooked chickens down for a Friday treat for the birds .

Shook my hand & was happy for her portrait to be taken .

Told me she was used to the camera as she had been on tv once .

Thank you Nora you made my day !


4 faves
Taken on June 5, 2009