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Gripping Photos of New Zealand’s Largest Gang Will Make You Tremble
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Gripping Photos of New Zealand’s Largest Gang Will Make You Tremble

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.

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.”

More info: jonorotman.com (h/t: vice, demilked)

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

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Arjan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why would this make me tremble? Just because they have facial tattoos? They look like any other biker gang around the world.

BethanyKatona
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only thing scary is that they all fancy themselves to mullets. Stylist's nightmare..

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FionaTeHoro
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This work is pathetic. The photographer is an idiot. These guys aren't Maori warriors, they are violent criminals, drug dealers, murderers and rapists, they beat their partners and children. I know someone bringing up a child that was created by a gang rape from this gang. The child was given away at birth. You know what would be interesting? Photographs of their victims, but they are too afraid to be photographed because they would be victimised, beaten, raped and bashed some more, their families terrorized and their house and belongings burnt and stolen. These people are monsters, they have no mana, nothing. They are not representative of what it is the be Maori. Disgusting lack of understanding, there's no heroes here mate - bet the photographer's making lots of money out of this though, eh.

RobinHall
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

very well put and well said Fiona, i am a kiwi in the australian army and have been doing the rounds of the middle east, lots of combat atrocities, these guys remind me of isis/isil, same depraved mentally unbalanced violence and to all those gragging about tough american gangs, you have no idea just how violent and evil these people are.

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Quant
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is some scary shit... pictures themselves are amazing, but I'm torn whether I like the subject or not, nor do I understand what they are supposed to represent.

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Arjan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why would this make me tremble? Just because they have facial tattoos? They look like any other biker gang around the world.

BethanyKatona
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only thing scary is that they all fancy themselves to mullets. Stylist's nightmare..

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FionaTeHoro
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This work is pathetic. The photographer is an idiot. These guys aren't Maori warriors, they are violent criminals, drug dealers, murderers and rapists, they beat their partners and children. I know someone bringing up a child that was created by a gang rape from this gang. The child was given away at birth. You know what would be interesting? Photographs of their victims, but they are too afraid to be photographed because they would be victimised, beaten, raped and bashed some more, their families terrorized and their house and belongings burnt and stolen. These people are monsters, they have no mana, nothing. They are not representative of what it is the be Maori. Disgusting lack of understanding, there's no heroes here mate - bet the photographer's making lots of money out of this though, eh.

RobinHall
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

very well put and well said Fiona, i am a kiwi in the australian army and have been doing the rounds of the middle east, lots of combat atrocities, these guys remind me of isis/isil, same depraved mentally unbalanced violence and to all those gragging about tough american gangs, you have no idea just how violent and evil these people are.

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Quant
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is some scary shit... pictures themselves are amazing, but I'm torn whether I like the subject or not, nor do I understand what they are supposed to represent.

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