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 – and have met hospitality at every step. This is an open-ended body of work.

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