Appleby Horse Fair 3/6 2011

by Mark Pinder

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I spent Friday shooting a feature on the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria for the Independent On Sunday.

Unfortunately, because the Daily Mirror had run a similar story on the Saturday, the story was spiked, even though the Mirror has a totally different reader demographic.

I still get paid, obviously, but if money was my main motivation, I wouldn’t have become a photographer, and despite having had my ego surgically removed years ago, (incidentally, incredibly liberating), vestiges still remain!

It still disappoints when I get a set of pictures I’m really pleased with and then circumstances or a bigger story prevents the photos from appearing.