The New Gypsies by Ian McKell
Renowned for his work in fashion editorial and campaigns, and social documentary, photographer Iain McKell’s latest book immerses us in the fascinating world of The New Gypsies. Bringing our attention to the British horse-drawn travellers, these New Gypsies sport elaborately decorated caravans and share a desire for freedom of the open road, self-reliance and a disdain for the trappings of contemporary life. Preferring to describe this photographic series as “a personal journey not a documentary,” McKell’s body of work spans over ten years spent with the “small tribe”, many of which he has developed strong relationships with and seen grow up. (source)
Corina and Anarchy Rose
Mr McKell told anothermag.com: ‘It began in 1986 with the New Age motor vehicle travellers called The Peace Convoy and then when I returned to Stonehenge Summer Solstice in 2001.
'To my surprise I found this new renegade tribe that had evolved to horse-drawn wagon but had all the modern technology as well – solar power, mobiles phones, laptop computers and off course facebook.
'I loved this idea of the old and the new working well together and the open road.
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