A photographic journey to document the passion of football fans in the United Kingdom
The 12th Man in soccer or football is the unquantifiable edge that a group of fans, usually the home fans give to their team. In fact, some teams have go as far as listing the fans, or 12th Man, as part of the team on the roster. Not many of us know what the fans look like as we spend so much time focused on the athletes performing for us. Fans come in all shapes, sizes and looks. There are fans who have supported a team their entire life and there are those who are on the other end of the spectrum and just starting down a lifetime road of being a fan.
The purpose of this 12th Man project is to turn the camera away from the athletes we support and focus on the fans whose undying love and support make a team what it is.
Each portrait I complete will come with a story told in the fan's own words. I want them to express to the audience how and why they are as passionate as they are.
I am asking for funding to help support the thousands of miles I will be travelling across the United Kingdom to photograph various fans. I will also be using some of the funds to help set up the initial gallery show and production of the book.
The 12th Man project is now on Twitter - follow the progress @12thManProject
Fundraising is going slowly, but I am sure it will pick up steam soon. I am pleased to say that the good people at Snapper Stuff UK are going to post a blog entry about my project.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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