The New Gypsies by Iain McKell


The New Gypsies series of photographs by London based photographer Iain McKell are hauntingly fascinating. Iain spent the last ten years photographing various travelers from all walks of life who choose to seek out alternatives to western capitalist society by living simple and close to nature. The work is quite extraordinary. He will be showing in the Clic Gallery in NYC from August 29 - October 2 and also has a book out.

photos by Iain McKell

22 comments:

Shoe.Gal said...

These are incredible! Very interesting. I love the black top hat.

Sandra said...

Saw them already in a "Glamour" magazine... great photos - it's art, but there's an overwholming and dramatic truth in each of those pictures.
It is fascinating what people are capable of - we all should change our lifestyle a bit and start living closer to nature and in a more simple way. Or at least be more concious and more greatful about what we have.

Thank you for sharing those pictures!

Ridgely's Radar said...

Very cool! Beautiful photographs!

fleur_delicious said...

wow, the wagons are gorgeous - I think I may need to get this book! I love the little details about each person, what they're wearing, what their faces look like. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

Mr. H said...

I'd heard of people living like this before, but I'd never seen pictures of it. I really like these pictures.

Katie said...

Gorgeous pictures, I love the colors! xo

tedkathan said...

are they indians?

female obgyn maricopa said...

That is so rock and roll! And also it's fashionable.

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

Beautiful! Our guide on a trip to Spain last year actually lived with a group of people in a similar fashion after she narrowly escaped the Madrid subway bombing. Fascinating.

Terry S. Amstutz said...

Some amazing images. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

How interesting! I love his photography. Thanks so much for exposing me to such a great artist! Now I will have to make a trip to NYC to see this show. Love, Jamie

LB said...

These are beautiful pictures. I will most definitely be picking up this book. Thanks for sharing!!

TEUKU IRMA MULANDA / KANDA said...

ow

kim said...

Great photos - but it is ironic that he is profiting from taking photos, and selling books of photos, of people escaping so-called capitalism!

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Gypsies have been fascinating me for a long time. I want to know how they find food in the wilderness. Do they sew their own clothing?

Menozac said...

Nice photo. But it speaks the truth about the reality in life. People who lives in a nice and comfortable home should be thankful.

Holly Anne said...

oh my god... i love them. i wish i could go see the exhibit. gypsy culture is so fascinating, i would love a chance to be a part of their society for a while and get to know them like this photographer did!

chelsea said...

I love this so much!

Do said...

These are the good gypsies. I like them too. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones.

teacherspet04 said...

Thanks for sharing these - these paint a more tender and provocative picture than does the car wreck of "reality TV"

Click Here said...

When you say there are good gypsies? Is there a bad gypsies also?

anamublog said...

I just looked through this book at a store here in London...the photos were incredible.

@click here - I'm new to the UK but I am learning about the "bad" gypsies that are scam artists and even take over people's homes here. There's a loop hole in a trespassing law that basically says if squatters can find a way into your home without a forceful entry then the police can't kick them out - it becomes a civil matter. Crazy huh?!

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