In Between Talking About The Football: Some Photographs By Brian Sweeney

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PLEASE NOTE: The gallery will be closing on Saturday 12th March at 23:59GMT. Purchased prints will ship from Thursday 17th March 2016. Tracking information will be provided when orders are shipped.

hanon is proud to present ‘In Between Talking About The Football’ – an online gallery of prints by esteemed photographer Brian Sweeney.

Brian Sweeney has been shooting professionally for 25 years. In this time he has shot for many of the world’s leading lifestyle magazines, agencies and record companies – photographing some famous and some not so famous people.

In 2002 his ‘Great stadiums Of Iceland’ series was chosen by Adidas to front their street level marketing campaign, resulting in an acclaimed exhibition in the Fordham Gallery, London as well as the front cover of Creative Review magazine. In 2006 he kindly provided the Northern Sole imagery for our 2nd collaboration with New Balance and more recently the photo-shoot for a joint project we produced with Swedish street-wear brand WeSC.

Currently residing in Glasgow, Scotland, Brian is a guest speaker at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, KHIO Oslo and the Glasgow School of Art.

‘In between Talking About the Football’  will be online exclusively at hanon from Saturday, February 27th – Saturday, March 12th, 2016.  25 photographs will be made available for sale and signed by Brian Sweeney. Each image is offered in a strict ltd edition of 20 pieces and reproduced as a Giclee print on 308 grams, Photo Rag ultra smooth stock by German papermaker Hahnemule.

“when you’re asked to put a collection of images together in a short space of time it’s never easy, especially if you’ve been shooting for 25 years on the frontline of absurdity, obscurity and the ridiculous.

in between talking about the football is based on conducting shooting around football matches over 25 years. It’s a random selection of images over a career that could bat for any team or represent any ideal – half blandscape half boretrait, and inoffensive but confrontational enough to arouse. Everything here has enough front to have its own place in the community sports-day podium.

All shot on either commission or whim on downtime whilst on location, the idea was partly inspired by Scottish author Gordon Legge’s 90’s book of short stories of the same title,the stories repeating on the same themes and similar characters……

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Brian Sweeney. February 2016.

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