Sunday, June 13, 2010

bear your balls!

carte blanche just had a feature on soccer fan followings in south africa. we must some of the loudest, craziest, most colourful fans on the planet.

with vuvuzelas, decorated makarabas, big wigs and oversized glasses fans travel sometimes hours to get to games. it would be like missing church, said one fan, if he were to miss a game. he's been supporting the kaiser chiefs since 1994 and could only marry a girl who is one also.

craig fraser, a south african photographer, had the smart idea of setting up a makeshift studio outside different stadia on match days and photographing fans in all their glory over a white background. he then compiled a profile of each fan, as a football team member would be featured, signifying that the fans are just as important as the players.


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