In the run up to the EU referendum on the 23rd of June I have been photographing British people living in Europe. The project launches today in the Sunday Times Magazine.
From Morris dancers in Denmark and archers in Estonia, to students in Spain and pantomime fairies in Italy this project captures the lives of British people who have chosen to leave their homeland and create a new life for themselves. Featuring 71 portraits of British people living in 7 different EU countries the project captures the variety of lifestyles that exist across the continent and shows us a new side of the European debate.
With the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union I was determined to see what life was like for those Brits who live in the EU. Over 1.2 million British people currently live in other EU countries, yet hardly anyone is talking about them. No-one knows what will happen to them should we vote to leave. Will they lose their right to residency? Will they loose their pension? Will they be able to own their own businesses or access healthcare easily?
My hope for the project is to get people to look at the European debate from a different point of view. I want people to move beyond the stereotypes and statistics and see the human stories that will be affected by their decision on the 23rd of June.
Read all the people's stories on the project's website: www.britsineurope.com
Bob brought Morris dancing to Denmark when he moved there 32 years ago. He had to give up his British citizenship to live there permanently and is married to a Dane.
Time living abroad: 40 years