Recently fellow photographer and blogger Jack Lowe, wrote a post about the collective pulse of a crowd at a sporting event, or as Jack more eloquently described it the ‘city’s beating heart’. Although his sport is soccer, and mine football, fan rituals on game day are much the same. Fans arrive early congregating in the bars and restaurants near the stadium before the game, eventually piling through the turnstiles, and finding their seats by kickoff where their combined voices echo throughout the game.
This weekend the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League will play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. The city is a buzz with excitement over the prospects of reaching the Super Bowl. Proud that our collective voice as the 12th man, the leagues best and loudest fans, helped the Seahawks achieve an 8-0 regular season home record.
Sports stadiums are one of my favorite places to capture with a pinhole camera. Their ability to capture an extreme wide angle allows you to easily encompass nearly the entire stadium in a single exposure. I made this image by using a miniature tripod to carefully place my pinhole camera in the cup holder in front of me, opening the shutter for 1 minute.