Still in the game – final portraits

The men in the images have re-connected by playing walking football, and the work looks to create a new identity round the players using symbols as a way of elevating their status, which in recent times has felt to them diminished. The work is created with the photographer capturing elements of his life and adding to the faux pictorialist montages. This new work is a timely e-situation of the historical male sports figure within the context of contemporary constructed portraiture. In utilising decorative and religious iconography, football worship and profound vanity within a layered digital frame, this study aims to examine the changing nature of the social contract of the white male hetero-normative identity within an ageing demographic, suggesting new ways of seeing gender, class, currency and identity. These images form the end show of my practice, on the 2022 MA in Culture and Arts – photography, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

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“Still in the game” 3D gallery

Works 1-11


Works 1-10