Traveller Homes, A Film About Dave Fawcett
Traveller Homes, a film about Dave Fawcett made by Tom Hunter and Robin Christian in France in 2013.
"Sadly a large part of this activity has become transformed into a nostalgic archive for a lifestyle that has largely disappeared from the highways & byways of England." (Dave Fawcett, 2013)
Dave Fawcett's archive of converted buses and trucks is a unique photographic record which formed the basis for his 'Traveller Homes' website. His topographic studies record a segment of English social history, which still struggles to survive.
Since graduating from Leicester University in 1984 'Traveller' Dave Fawcett has embraced the bender lifestyle. His first 'mobile home' was an ex-British Telecom Bedford TK. In 1992 he bought a 1966 Albion Chieftain furniture lorry and drove it on a one-way trip to Europe. He survives as a fruit picker during the summer months and still lives on his bus.
A selection from Dave Fawcett's 'Traveller Homes' series is showing in Life on the Road, a Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) project, made in partnership with London College of Communication as part of Green Week, 2014.
The exhibition features photography by Tom Hunter and Dave Fawcett and films by Andrew Gaston, at London College of Communication from 6 - 26 February 2014.