French Gypsy Girl by Sue Nichol

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Sometimes I am a photographer as well as a painter especially at times when I have found it difficult to devote the time to painting that it requires. All of my photographic work was taken with a SLR camera, Pentax or Canon on film and developed and printed by myself.
I spent twenty odd years working with Travellers, Gypsies, Showpeople and Circus folk. I was lucky to be able to photograph them in their own environment and be ‘a fly on the wall’.
A large group of French Gypsies visited Sheffield in the 1980’s, they spoke only a pure form of french and romanes so teaching them was a challenge! they loved having their photos taken and all struck a pose.

part of a series of Gypsy photographs


gypsy, french, photo documentary, black and white, sue nichol

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models.

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  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoover 3 years ago

    What a great character study

  • Thanks Nigel, could be expensive making me want a better camera again!!

    – Sue Nichol

  • Mike  Waldron
    Mike Waldronover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work in this series, Sue!!

  • Thanks Mike, it is making me want to take proper photos again!

    – Sue Nichol

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 3 years ago

    I`m sure you will inspire others with this series of photographs Sue. They are fascinating

  • Thank you Val, I though they were interesting enough to share so very pleased you think so too!

    – Sue Nichol

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