Craft and Horse Fairs are important social and business venues for Gypsies and Travellers.
I was charmed by the people and the environment of this Transylvanian village.
Much suspicion and folk lore continue to surround Roma groups; what is the reality?
At the behest of The Ayesha Academy Trust I was given the opportunity to visit and photograph pupils and teachers working within several schools in Bangladesh.
'There are a lot of voices out there and they all need to be heard'.
(K. Hasan : January 2012)
I have presented children from different spectrums of the Gypsy and Traveller communities.
Placing Gypsies and Travellers within their unique environments will help the viewer identify and question their perceived notions of these minority groups.
'You have to realise that people are all human and we need to live in the same world'.
(Blaze : September 2012)
'Trans-people are a vulnerable minority'. 'This body of work is bigger than just a photography project; it is about awareness and culture'.
(Belinda : December 2012).
I spent a lively and exciting day meeting, talking to and photographing an array of colourful personalities who attended and enjoyed the festivities of 'Sparkle in the Park'.
Faces lit up when smiles emulated from their eyes and heart.
'Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live'.
A closed community who welcomed us with genuine kindness and hospitality.
A final resting place for many. Artur Cherar, a gypsy king with the title of baron, proudly presented where his family have been laid to rest.
The surrounding patterns within this environment were a joint production of man and nature.
The Ritual Reconstructed Event took place at JW3 (London).
With my camera I wandered around the island.
On a very cold June afternoon a group of sixty naked cyclists gathered around in a corner of Parker's Piece and prepared themselves before braving the unseasonal elements to ride around the city of Cambridge.
The First Ever World Religion Boat, took part in the Euro Pride Canal Parade (2016) in Amsterdam.
I am very grateful to Aysha for graciously allowing me to document several of the events that took place before the her final wedding celebrations.
These images demonstrate the physical anguish that is suffered whilst enjoying extreme physical activities.
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