Friday, 25 April 2008

Muti Football Book








One of the main reasons for embarking on this trans africa trek was to make a book. a book for the 2010 world cup in south africa. a book that would try and reveal the purity of football. i figured that it would be found in the children of africa. The kids that play in the dust and the mud.

A sight so beautiful and so simple.

Money is as good as dust when you can make a ball from rags tied together with string; when you can draw adidas stripes on your feet to emulate your favourite footballer; when you can make goal posts from branches and when your football pitch is an open plain in africa.

Here are a few photographs that ive been taking during the trip down. i have many more, and there are more to come.


4 comments:

Beautifulgamer said...

Hello. I love your blog, your concept and your photos. I have included you on my blog:

http://thebeautifulgamesearchengine.blogspot.com/2008/04/muti-football-sight-so-beautiful-and-so.html

Let me know if I may add one of your photos to my post as it might draw a little more attention to your project. Cheers and best of luck.

The Joy said...

That's the joy of football...

Anonymous said...

here comes the good work
go robin go
kisses
dario franci e lara

Jane (Plett) said...

oh my goodness, I want to say 'words must not be able to describe your experience' but you have done such a good job with your stories and pictures!!! The kids foot with the football stripes is an amazing shot, it really epitomizes the ingenuity and fun that many African people have (out of necessity) - You guy's have done and are going such an amazing thing - many of your stories and pictures have brought me close to tears. it was really special to have met you both. Enjoy the last little bit - look forward to seeing you guy's in the future. Lots of love from Jane, Tannah and Billy in Plett