New Zealand is a country known more for its picturesque Lord Of The Rings settings than for its gang activity, but it is this unknown dark side that photographer Jono Rotman explores in his powerful series of mob portraits. He managed to get members of New Zealand’s infamous Mighty Mongrel Mob, the largest in the nation, to sit down for stunning portraits that give us a look at a world alien to most of us.


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When telling Vice how he had gained access to the mob, Rotman explained, “I told them I wanted to take martial portraits. And you know, regardless of where the Mob are viewed in the social hierarchy, these men have committed to a creed and fought battles, sometimes to the death.”

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“These men have committed to a creed and fought battles, sometimes to the death”