Alan Lodge aka tash (One Eye on the Road) my dad. Has been taking photos for the traveller tribe since the 70s and his photography hardware i.e camera and his computer is slowly dying. Lets help him get his kit back on the road thanks
If you donate more than £50, I'll send you a .PDF of my book 'Gatherings'. [123pages] as an humungus thank you.
If you donate more than £20, I'll send you a .PDF of my zine 'Gatherings & Public Order [24pages]
These can be viewed on your computer, tablet or phone. send me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the story so far ....... http://alanlodge.uk/OnTheRoad/the-story
I thought it might be useful to those reading this page to know a little of my background and motives behind my work. I have some 40 [very odd] years of trying to describe and 'stand up' for my tribe. Many will know of my work .... but for those that don't. Here a bit of a Bio:
Alan Lodge comes from a free festival and traveller background. Living in old busses, trucks and caravans, he drove around the country on ‘the circuit’ with his family and friends. Since the late 1970’s he has been photographing events and the people around him. Dealing with aspects of ‘alternative’ lifestyles and sub-cultures. Photographing many free and commercial events, 'free party' events ('rave culture'), environment protest, land rights with surrounding social concerns. He aims to present a more positive view of people and communities that are frequently misrepresented. He has a particular insight into this world since unlike so many press photographers arriving for a dramatic news story; he wants to give a more insightful view that only people who have been accepted into a community can really achieve. It has not been so easy since many are suspicious of anyone with a camera and their motives. Conflict with the police in more recent years has become a fact of life. Eviction from land and squats, difficulties with children’s education when being continually moved on, all added to the mix. Also, he is noted for covering political and environmental actions, such protest frequently involving policing operations, especially in relation to surveillance.
My sincere thanks to all