Around the world, soccer fans are practically exploding out of their trainers in anticipation for the start of the Barclays Premier League season; which kicks off Saturday, August 13th. In his photo series titled, O Campo, or its translation The Field, Joachim Schmid set out to capture — by satellite — these oddly shaped football fields in Brazilian cities across the country. These photos are a testament to the spirit, and creativity, of a people who live and breath the Beautiful Game.
Brazil has produced some of the greatest players the world has ever seen, and is a country storied for its rich football history, and passion for the sport. But, for youngsters growing up in less fortunate areas, this meant being forced to master their skills in less than optimal conditions. However, “the careers of many of the world’s best football players began on these very same fields despite their askew angles, odd proportions, misshapen border lines and pitch markings.” Check out the rest of those fields below, and the complete series of 16 pictures which are available as a print-on-demand book.
Via: Joachim Schmid