The Longest Day – Eastbourne

24 Portraits – 24 Hours


Date set for 19th July 9am – 20th July 9am

It’s a simple premise – one portrait per hour for 24 hours – highlighting the variety of characters who work, play and rest in Eastbourne.

It’s not my idea, it is inspired by Tom Oldham, an award winning portrait photographer who’s own Longest Day project caught huge attention on social media earlier this year.

Longest Day Eastbourne - photographer Phil Burrowes
Tectonic – Eastbourne

There’s a form below to email me, should you want to volunteer or recommend someone, or even to help out, tag along, keep me company – I want this to be shared on social media, so please, come Instagram me on location – or bring your interesting friend down to the shoot.

I will be mobile, travelling to different locations, but will be limited to a few minutes travel from Eastbourne Town Centre. And obviously, permission will need to be granted for the images to be used.


Then fill out the form below and get in touch. Once we have some names I will set a date and be in touch to arrange your portrait shoot!

I want to find 24 people to produce a portrait of within the 24 hours. We can ‘street cast’ on the day, to fill difficult hours but, I want to feature as many willing participants as I can.

You can be anything, a pub landlord, a street sweeper, a cafe owner, a famous local celebrity, local characters, an MP, anything! I need recommendations, people to put people forward, to volunteer, to make sure we compile a great list of people to feature.

Richard Have Barber - Longest Day Eastbourne - photographer Phil Burrowes
Richard haven Barbers – Eastbourne

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