The year 2020 will be one that will go down in history that changed the way of life for the world. The impact of the corona virus was felt by every human being, be it directly or indirectly, by the virus itself or how it affected personal and working lives.
We having the face-to-face chats with work colleagues and grew ever more used to seeing faces on digital screens and talking through microphones.
From a football sense, whilst the ‘Elite’ clubs up and down the country continued their football, grassroots football was postponed, having just as much of an impact as the temporary postponement of the Premier League back in March. Yet going out and watching a local team has such a huge impact on the wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of people in the UK and being stuck at home on a Saturday afternoon was really hard to take. For me, it has been my ‘out’, my release after a hard week at work. Those 2-3 hours not only relax me, but prepare me for the week ahead.
It’s a lonely game, this photography lark, but I get a lot of satisfaction in taking match photo’s which, as soon as that shutter clicks, sends that photo into the history books of the clubs and players in the games. There are hoards of photographers who make it their aim, their dream, to sit on the sidelines of Anfield, Old Trafford or alike. Me, I’m happy getting snaps of John Smith, am electrician from Leigh-on-Sea, giving 100% for his club and fellow team mates. I’ll always do what I can to give him something to look back on when he’s old and past it like me!! 🙂
We’re fast heading towards Christmas Day, stuck in tier 4 and therefore stuck at home. The main thing for me, is that my friends and family in the same tier are hopefully safe. We’ll enjoy Christmas for Christmas is what you make of it.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last 9 months whilst I’ve been building Offside Photography and thanks to the clubs who have allowed me pitchside.
Have a very Merry Christmas and see you in 2021, hopefully in better, more positive circumstances. Stay safe.