In 1995 Hans Van Der Meer set out to create a different sort of sports photography book going away from the cliched traditions of glossy pictures of massive stars and instead concentrated his efforts on capturing football in its most original form. He travelled the world shooting pictures of the most interesting amateur football pitches he could find and it makes for something really quite interesting. Definitely worth a look at if you’re interested in football or pictures of grass.
Austin-based Erin Hanson believes everyone is prey to bouts of laziness. Presumably this is why he has set up so many magical photography and graphic design projects on his site, Recovering Lazyholic. I love the deliberate flippancy he brings to his Reminders series (self-described as ‘childish treatment for childish behaviour’), where he sticks colourful reminders around the house to alter his lazy tendencies.
Brooklyn-based Joao Unzer’s photography series, No Choice, places consumers in a daily dilemma over which milk carton, tie or TV remote control they should pick up. The catch? These products are all the same. Seems like a fairly wry take on mass consumerism.