Football has always and will always be one of my escapes in life. It started at a young age, kicking a ball around with my Grandad in the playing fields across the road from his house. My fixation was then heightened when both he and my dad introduced me to the delights of Division 3 football, watching Scunthorpe United trying (and failing) to gain promotion via the play-offs in 1992. Ever since then I, like thousands of men and women in this country place it right at the top of our hobbies and interests.
I guess it was only a matter of time before football found it's way into my photography also. In the latest edition of Soccer Bible, there is a mini feature that I shot in the same playing field that my Grandad and I used to kick a ball around on a Saturday afternoon. Amateur football, non more so than Sunday League, provides amazing subject matter for reportage photography. It's unattractive, yet addictive. There's drama aplenty and never a dull moment. Football in it's purest form.
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