Bradley – The Wauns
Queensway – The Dunks
Whitegate Rd Industrial Estate Pitch
Unfortunately, my original idea of creating a book about Maesgwyn Associated FC broke down due to no response despite numerous attempts to get people associated with the club to share their experiences with me in order to create some type of document to publish about the football club.
After speaking with Paul (tutor) it was agreed that due to the time-frame and work commitments that I should produce a set of images all connected by the one theme, the theme is football, as you can see in the images above, there is a set of images of goal posts, all different locations around Wrexham, all taken in the style of frame within a frame, to achieve the images I used my Nikon D5300 with my 50mm f2.8 lens, the lighting was ok but overcast, during editing, I enhanced the colours to make them a little more vivid, cropped and rotated where it was needed.
Why frame in frame? I think the idea behind this was to give the viewer something more than a goal post to look at, you find yourself searching around the posts to see if there is anything else in there, when you see the images you instantly associate them with sport, more so with football in general, I have tried to capture these when there is no one playing on the pitches giving that vast emptiness while giving the viewer something to study, I am really pleased with how the images have ended up.
I really think that I have found something that interests me in photographing goal posts, some of these images will be on view hopefully for the degree show at Glyndwr University, which ones will be showcased will have to be discussed with my tutor a little closer to the time.
Above are a few more images of goal posts that I have managed to capture during the last few days whilst driving around Wrexham, I never envisaged that taking photographs of inanimate objects such as these would bring out so much enthusiasm in myself, I find myself driving around looking purposely for more goal posts in areas that I have not yet managed to photograph, I particularly like the lines that have been captured on several of the images above, some of the images present frames in frames in frames, this is something that I am going to continue photographing for a long time to come, eventually maybe even show them in a gallery, hey, it worked for Gabie!
As mentioned before, following my travels around the county and surrounding areas I came across a few more goal posts that I have managed to add to my image collection, I am trying to get them all uniform, as in, I try to take all the images from roughly the same distance behind the goal so that you get the frame in a frame, on some of the images I have even managed to create sub-framing from within the image which makes the image a little more interesting for the viewer.
After my time at university has come to an end I will be continuing to collect more images of goal posts from wherever I travel, hopefully one day I will have an extensive collection to show.