Living Differently Main Selection
(This series is in progress. As such - words and images are subject to drastic change)
With the world becoming more and more structured, Living Differently is a series documenting people that live close to or outside the machine of modern society.
The Delany Family
A family living in traditional horse drawn wagons, with Pete at the head. Pete left an apprenticeship with a car bodywork building company in Birmingham to hitchhike with no purpose 'till he found festivals and a family to raise.
With the world becoming more and more structured, Living Differently is a series, currently in its early stages, documenting people that choose to leave and live close to or outside the machine of modern society.
Part 1 follows the Delany family, a family of horse drawn travelers with no family history of that way of life. Pete was doing an apprenticeship at a car bodywork building company where became depressed. He booked a few weeks holiday and hitchhiked, leaving behind the job and a life. He was part of the Punk movement - he went to festivals and lived in old, falling-apart vehicles, for which he was constantly stopped by the police on the road. He raised a family on the road and his second son and second daughter are still traveling in wagons of their own. Pete is a signwriter and paints wagons.
I have yet to finish this part as I need to photograph the children, who are traveling on their own, for the first time away from Pete and Racheal. I also have to photograph the 'Beltane Bash' which is Pete's festival.