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.
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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.

Travellers’ Tales, a book of Gypsy and Traveller life stories which┬áI edited, can be read online or purchased using this link.