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European Fields: The Landscape of Lower League Football
     

European Fields: The Landscape of Lower League Football

by Hans van der Meer (Photographer), Michael Mack
 

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At the beginning of the 1995 soccer season, Hans van der Meer set out to take photographs of the game that dodged the clichÈd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the sport in its original form--a field, two goals and 22 players--he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues. He avoided tight telescopic details and

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At the beginning of the 1995 soccer season, Hans van der Meer set out to take photographs of the game that dodged the clichÈd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the sport in its original form--a field, two goals and 22 players--he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues. He avoided tight telescopic details and the hyperbole of action photography, pulled back from the central subject of the pitch, and set the playing field and its unfolding action in the context of local elements. Over the last 10 years, van der Meer has continued this project across the playing fields of Europe, traveling to every country with a significant history of the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783865211910
Publisher:
SteidlMack
Publication date:
11/21/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
15.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Hans van der Meerwas born in Leimuiden in the Netherlands in 1955. He has published numerous books of his own photographs and archival ones, including 1988is Interland, whose images of the Dutch national team between 1911 and 1955 inspired his current projects. His work is included in major international collections and has appeared in solo exhibitions in venues such as the National Museum for Photography, Film and Television in the UK, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. He is a contributing editor at Useful Photography.

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