Sunday, 16 March 2014

Match Day - Part 2 - 'That's What We Do'

Time for an update for one of my ongoing personal projects. I have continued to concentrate on images of the build up outside the ground and was pleased to see the return of the police horses for the last two home games. I chatted to one of the police riders and made the observation that I hadn't seen them around much this season and he confirmed this suggesting there has been a change of policy. I'm sure it is a reflection of how little trouble there is these days (a good thing) but can't help wondering whether our two latest opponents at home have anything to do with the reappearance of the horses (West Ham and Cardiff in case you are interested); I hasten to add that both games passed off peacefully.

There has been much discussion of new stadiums over recent years and, although I am very well aware of the limitations of Goodison Park and admire the fantastic modern facilities of other clubs, I know it will be a very sad day if Everton ever leave this grand, old place; the surroundings are so much more characterful than some of the much nicer, but rather sterile new stadiums.

As for the photography: Well, I admit to still feeling a little uncomfortable pointing my camera at people in the street and some of the pictures have captured the odd suspicious look. However, match day has been so much a part of my life that I feel passionate about recording it. This time, however, I've also tried to find some more unusual compositions. I will leave it to you to decide whether or not they stand up.