As a squally January blizzard gripped the city, I took a cold and uncomfortable walk across ½ mile of pebbles to photograph Brighton's ruined West Pier. Temperatures fell to -1ºC and a strong breeze on Brighton seafront created a wind chill factor of -10ºC. I'd been waiting for something interesting to happen, before getting my camera out for the first time in 2013. Cold and austere weather conditions are my speciality. Sometimes, there is no other way to create distinctive interpretations of well-photographed landmarks.