About the project

Brighton Folk is an ongoing personal photography project aiming to document the wonderful people and scenes I see on the streets of Brighton, a South-Eastern coastal town in Britain only one hour away from London.

Brighton’s residents have a reputation for their vivid eccentricity. This series is not intended to prove whether that is true or not and I don’t claim for it to be a true representation of reality. Here I simply observe and capture what stands out to me regardless of how exciting or mundane it may seem. A lot of the captured photographs are as much about the environment that the person is in as they are about that person. From there on it is up to the viewer to build a narrative.

Brighton Folk started originally as a Tumblr page in early 2013, although there are photos here that I have taken as early as in 2010. The project has since outgrown it’s original purpose and in early 2015 became the website that you are looking it right now.

About the author

My name is Oleg Pulemjotov. I was born in Estonia to Russian parents. Since then I have lived, studied and worked in Minnesota, Chicago, London and Brighton. I have been a resident of Brighton since 2009. I am formally educated in Graphic Design but am just as passionate about photography and illustration.

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Bright•on |ˈbrītn|

a resort town on the southern coast of England; pop. 133,400.

folk |fōk| (also folks)

plural noun

1 informal people in general : some folk will do anything for money | an old folks' home.

  • • a specified group of people : some city folk cringe at the notion of consuming these birds.
  • • ( folks) used as a friendly form of address to a group of people : meanwhile, folks, why not relax and enjoy the show?
  • • ( one's folks) the members of one's family, esp. one's parents : I get along all right with your folks.

2 folk music : a mixture of folk and reggae.


1 adjective [ attrib. ] of or relating to the traditional art or culture of a community or nation : a revival of interest in folk customs | a folk museum.

  • • relating to or originating from the beliefs and opinions of ordinary people : a folk hero | folk wisdom.

2 of or relating to folk music : performing at a folk club in Chicago.

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