Hunter Barnes has devoted his life to documenting American subcultures for the past 15 years. At one time, he lived on an Indian reservation, and for a year, he tracked a motorcycle club from New York called the Immortals.
Barnes tells Esquire.com he feels these rednecks, bikers, gang members, and pastors are misrepresented. So his encounters happen organically, allowing the subjects to just be themselves. With a New York exhibition at the Milk Gallery on October 6, set to coincide with the release of his forthcoming Roadbook (Reel Art Press, October 7), we asked the adventurous camera man to share 12 of his most striking photos.