Fortunately there is a wonderful Directory available online (click here) showing all the known photographic studios in Brighton and Hove between 1841 and 1910. I am working from that list, but don't ever expect to be complete.
One photographer that I would really like to find an example of has the same surname as me, but I don't know if there is a family connection. G. K. Ransom was working at 19 New England Street in 1891.
William Thomas ALMOND
Unfortunately, as I have decided to work through my collection in alphabetical order, my first photograph has a problem. The address given in the Directory of Brighton Photographers matches my photograph, but the photographers name doesn't.
The Sussex Photo History website states that William Almond was at St James Street until 1930. Perhaps the date range given for Mr Almond - 1910+ - indicates that my photographer was working as an assistant in 1912 (the date written on the photograph). The rubber stamped details on the back of the photograph are not clear, so it is difficult to read the photographer's name.
This photograph is also unusual because it is the only postcard size photograph in the Brighton collection. All the others are either "CDV" or "Cabinet" photographs. Perhaps this is due to the later date? It is one of my favourite photographs.