Kings of Grey
Hanging Out at Europe's Biggest Pigeon Fair
These photographs were taken at the British Homing World Show of the Year, which is Europe's largest pigeon fair. It has taken place in Blackpool every year since 1977, attracting up to 30,000 visitors over the weekend. Here, it's not unusual for pigeon fanciers to pay up to £10,000 for a pedigree racing pigeon. I have always been intrigued by subcultures and traditions and my interest in pigeon fanciers and racers grew when I found out that I had family connections with pigeon keeping. This inspired me to explore that world's codes and rituals, and capture the people, and things that I saw. I want these photographs to show how this tradition is still very much alive and an essential part of Britain's heritage.