As my project has developed through the previous unit (Positions and Practice) I organised this shoot with a slightly different approach in mind. Having been influenced by the work of Hans Van Der Meer who’s project European Fields I had the intention of making some photographs which represented football pitches as part of a wider landscape. Nelson was an excellent place to engage with this approach as it’s a ground with lots of visual interest. The terraced houses which run parralell to the pitch provides this location with a unique and quite amazing charm.
When Irrived I was met with some really friendly and interesting people and having spoken to them, their warmth and passion for the club was clear. I was able to meet some really warm people who had some interesting stories to tell both modern and historic.
Big thank you to Andy Harrison and all of the people involved in the club for your time and hospitality.