I don’t watch soccer. Or any sport for that matter. But what is fascinating about her work is that you don’t have to be interested in soccer in the least. She is proof that any subject matter thoroughly explored holds its own language, beauty and mystery. That’s what was so special to me when I learned about her work.
You can buy her book “Amen – Grassroots football” here! She understands this book as a tribute to the forgotten, and the majority” and captures the spirit of the people and the sport with beautiful images of worn out shoes, an assortment of humble very inventive home made rag balls and dusty football fields in the middle of nowhere. Go see her site, even if it’s just to admire the material, construction and beauty of the rag balls. But there is so much more to it.
Her statement: “I have always been interested in the poetic character of the small, seemingly unimportant things. To me, there is hidden beauty in the ordinary and great beauty in the overlooked.” says it all. There is nothing else to be added.