David Bauckham / Centre Circle Publishing > Collections

For over ten years I have been photographing non-League football grounds and endeavouring to capture the essence of the game at this level. Certainly the degree of skill exhibited on the pitch is nowhere near that of the elite Premier League, but often the football is no less entertaining. However, what makes non-League football so special is the sheer variety of settings in which it takes place: old grounds, new grounds, rural and industrial settings. Also the people themselves: fans who are happy to stand side-by-side with rival supporters and the thousands of volunteers who willingly give up their time to somehow keep the whole thing alive. Without non-League, there would be no Football League, and possibly no Premier League either.

This collection includes (mostly) images from non-League games over the past few seasons. I began taking photographs through an interest in football grounds, and particularly in capturing the detail that is often missed. As well as action shots I always try to get a variety of images by moving around the ground (one of the big advantages of non-League is that this is possible). I like to include a human element and often shoot from behind spectators for a 'point of view' type pic; whilst the unusual angles and perspectives are always nice to achieve.

In December 2010 this site was nominated as the year's 'favoured photographic site' and awarded a 'Quality Silver 'by When Saturday Comes magazine.

In July 2011 I received the 'Amateur Photographer Of The Year' award from the Football Supporters' Federation.

See also: davidbauckham.photoshelter.com

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