Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson is back! My three boys love watching the tv series so it was an extra bonus to be asked by Notts County to capture them filming at Meadow Lane (aka the Hawksworth United home ground) last year. Catch the latest series hereĀ on the BBC iPlayer.  

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Matchday

Matchday

Going to my first football match, aged seven (at Meadow Lane) I couldn’t believe the experience. On approaching the stadium the sound of thousands of people singingĀ inside took my breath away. And the pace of the game, the passion, the anger, the joy, the highs, the lows – it opened a new world for me. 35 years on whilst sometimes disillusioned I still love the game. For all the bad things it still can bring people together, help create a sense of community and offer moments of the sublime. Wherever I have been in the world football has offered a common language and a shared understanding between people whoever they might be and wherever they might be from. So this is a photo project that tries to capture something of what football is all about… the anticipation, the togetherness (and the being alone), the sense of history and the emotion….