The World’s Oldest Professional Football League Club relegated to none league football. But all is not lost. Over 9,ooo people turned up last weekend to watch Notts County play. The passion is still there, and with rumours in the summer of liquidation many people feel a gratitude that we still have a club to support. For me football is about entertainment and theatre – but also much more than that – it’s about community, belonging, identity, history (157 years worth so far) and connection. Hopefully these images capture something of that.
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 here on the BBC iPlayer.
Passion, tension, anticipation, drama, celebration, community, family – I love that all of this is available in abundance on match day (and in the case of Notts County has been since 1862)! This is the continuation of a project photographing match day at Meadow Lane. In taking these images I endeavour to capture what football means to the people that go and watch. And what it means to me – having been hooked since the age of seven! As of this week prints are available to purchase at www.japhotopics.co.uk/Notts-County
A very intimate and compelling gig at Meadow Lane last night – performed in support of Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds’ Give a Home campaign. Following media interviews at his beloved home town club, Jake performed a breathtaking set in front of just 100 people in the Notts County boardroom.