A random selection of crowd and local flavour shots from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer. My son Toby (aged 11) and I spent three weeks watching games in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Belo Horizonte. Wonderful people, great atmosphere – and not a bad father-son bonding experience either!
These and the other Brazil photos in the previous post were shot on a pocket Canon Powershot SD1200 IS, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch.
England fans in full voice against Uruguay in Sao Paulo.
My son Toby awaits the arrival of the England and Uruguay teams, Sao Paulo.
Wheelchair fans watching France v Germany, World Cup quarter-final at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.
German fans party with the locals at the Maracana (Germany v France, quarter-final)
Germany 1 France 0 at the Maracana.
Follow the yellow brick road …
Beach soccer on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
Military police, Salvador
American fan at the Belgium-USA game, Salvador
Brazilian mohican at England v Costa Rica, Belo Horizonte.
Brazilian fans brought Prince Harry masks to take photos with England supporters.
Souvenir seller, Belo Horizonte.
You’re never too far from a Coca-Cola logo at a FIFA World Cup.
Senior Brazilian fans show their colours.
As expected, not all Brazilians were happy with the cost of the tournament.
In a few weeks I shall be heading to Brazil for the football World Cup. This will be my fifth tournament and I can’t wait to witness the spectacle, the colour and the craziness that makes every World Cup special. These are just a few of the many images I shot in South Africa four years ago – I look forward to sharing a lot more in the coming weeks!
Football is a big deal in Bermuda and these five Bermudian players, honoured with a building-high mural on Court Street, Hamilton, are among the few Islanders to have played successfully at a professional level. Pictured from left to right are Clyde Best, who starred for English side West Ham in the 1970s; David Bascome, who won a US indoor league title with the Baltimore Blast; Shaun Goater, who played for top English side Manchester City, as well as Rotherham, Bristol City and Southend; Nahki Wells, currently a prolific goalscorer with Bradford City in England’s League One and the first Bermudian to score a goal at Wembley; and Kyle Lightbourne, whose English clubs included Stoke City and Walsall.
Local artist Manuel Palacio and a team of volunteers created the work this summer as part of a project to improve and brighten up North East Hamilton, a neglected part of the city, frequently blighted by drugs and violence. I shot this as part of an ongoing series on public art in Bermuda. It’s an awkward location as there’s a chain link fence in front of the mural which makes getting the whole wall on an iPhone 5 tricky without a wide angle lens. I used the AutoStitch app to get the panoramic shot.