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Great storm started Brighton artist's career
5:40pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
The Great Storm wreaked havoc across the county 25 years ago this week – but for one woman it inspired her to start a career.
Margit Latter was on the bus on October 13, 1987 when the sun came out, showering Old Steine in beautiful autumn light.
The aspiring photographer jumped off the city bus and took the chance to take a series of shots.
Two days later the worst storm in living memory hit the country, downing trees, destroying buildings and toppling cars.
Ms Latter went back |out to the locations she had visited two days previously and captured the devastating impact of the storm.
She repeated the shoot six months and a year later before turning it into an exhibition.
Ms Latter said: “That gave me the confidence and inspiration to take up photography full-time.
“It was just pure chance that I had gone out to take those photos a couple of days before.”
Ms Latter went on to become a professional photographer and over 20,000 of her Brighton postcards have since been sold.
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