Stunning Photos Of New Zealand's 'Mighty Mongrel Gang' By Jono Rotman

Stunning Photos Of New Zealand's 'Mighty Mongrel Gang' By Jono Rotman
"I explained that I wasn't trying to "tell their story," expose them, or some shit like that. Instead I told them I wanted to take martial portraits. The more they thought it was honest, the more they understood I wanted to produce something more complex than a cultural postcard. Then once there was a go-ahead from the top, the guys down the bottom were happy to cooperate."
"It peeled the lid off the NZ I knew—some of these guys are from serious poverty and from some fucking difficult environments. That's helped a lot in understanding my country. It's humbling to meet people who've had an utterly different upbringing to my own, and to be welcomed. It's also an insight into the forces that have made New Zealand. These guys have played a very important role."
Shano Rogue, 2010
Denimz Rogue, 2008
Sean Wellington and Sons, 2009
Bung-Eye Notorious, 2008
Greco Notorious South Island, 2008
Aaron Rogue, 2009.
Toots King Country (full body), 2009
Breeze Notorious, 2008
Zap Notorious, 2008
Notorious Snapshot #24, 2014
Denimz’ Collage #3, 2014

Source: Vice

Photos By: Jono Rotman

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