It was a 2009 visit to Cumbria’s annual Appleby Horse Fair that got me interested in British Gypsy and Traveller culture. I went hoping for a visual spectacle to photograph and came away having made lifelong friends with the people I met and having developed a deep personal interest in the challenges facing these communities.
Since then I’ve been privileged to spend time on sites and inside people’s houses and trailers and to photograph parties, weddings and events. I have met hospitality and kindness at every step and hope my own respect for those I’ve photographed can be seen through my images. This is an open-ended and evolving body of personal work and I am always interested in writing and photography commissions which touch on these issues.