O Campo: Brazilians Build Soccer Fields Anywhere There is Space


Sat, Jul 16th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Photographer Joachim Schmid has collected satellite images of various football fields found in Brazilian cities. If there is one thing these photos prove is that any space to play football is a good space -- no matter how skewed.

From the entry on Joachim Schmid's blog:

According to the official rules and regulations you would not be allowed to play football on any of these fields. However, the careers of many of the world's best football players began on these very same fields despite their askew angles, odd proportions, mis-shapen border lines and pitch markings. Studying the architectual contexts of these fields we get an idea about the social context where these players come from.

Schmid notes that the complete series of 16 pictures is also available as a print-on-demand book.



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