Spielfeld Europa. Landschaften der Fussball - Amateure, Hans van der Meer
Steidl, 2014, Hardcover, German, 176 pp, 21.5 x 2.2 x 30.2 cm
These subtle photographs of games of football document van der Meer's odyssey which took him from Bihariain in Romania to Björkö in Sweden, from Torp in Norway to Alcsóörs in Hungary - and to clubs in Greece, Finland, England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Slovakia, Poland, Denmark , Ireland, Wales, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy. The subtle tragicomedies, encompassing moments of poetry, absurdity and futility, are performed in front of vast landscapes and huge settlements in the background.