Michael Kirkham

Michael alongside Layla Anna-Lee from the football show



Michael Kirkham, a former roofer and photographer, has spent the last couple of years travelling around the UK, taking photos of goalposts.


All of the goalposts he photographed are different, but they evoke a strong feeling from childhood. They also tell a story about the change of Britain’s urban areas.

“When you look at the project as a whole, you start to see a pattern of life around the whole UK,” he tells me, enjoying a pint in a local Liverpool pub.


Michael’s project is called Urban Goals and the pun isn’t accidental.

“Some of the goals I’ve shot are 30 years old. Some are older. That makes me think about the generations of kids that have grown up playing there and how their life goals might have changed over that time.”

Clicking on the link above will take you to his tumblr page where you can view some of his work.


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