Sussex – On The Road AgainJanuary 28th, 2012
Back in the summer of 1992 I was on the road with the journalist Jan Moir for The Weekend Guardian, covering a photo story about New Age Travellers. I had spent the best part of the summer travelling around the south west of England, going to music festivals, trying to capture the essence of New Age traveller culture. The police had started to move in and raid some of the free festivals and raves set up by travellers, so it became a big news story at the time-which is why Jan and I were driving around the sussex countryside in August of 1992 in search of field full of New Age Travellers for a Weekend Guardian cover story. After negotiating our way past a police cordon, we managed to negotiate our way into the field. I decided it would be best to stay the night in a travellers van, in order to capture a true reflection of life on the road as a New Age Traveller. I remember it poured with rain all day and night and things were pretty miserable and I started to regret not staying in a nice warm hotel with Jan. But in the boring the the rain had stopped and I was able to take some great shots, including this one of the lady in the colour block overalls blending chameleon-like into her bus.
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