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From customised mining helmets to commemorative scarves, fan chants to vuvuzelas, hooters to drums – every soccer-loving country has its own football culture, with its own endless variety of ways to proudly show support for a team.
Soccer Chic is a window on the world of South African football culture. A fascinating photographic exploration of the fabulous style of fans and players, the book depicts the way fans show their support, the
values of each group of fans and above all, the passion, joy and positive effect the beautiful game has on people in this country.
Via vivid images by South African photographer Craig Fraser, the lensman behind the highly acclaimed Shack Chic (also published by Quivertree Publications), Soccer Chic explores the world of South African football fans. Insights from respected SA soccer journalist Mark Gleeson, plus quotes from the fans themselves, add an extra dimension to this vibrant view of a football culture few international soccer fans will have experienced before.
Photographer Craig Fraser has an impressive background in photojournalism, hard news and commercial interiors. His work has appeared in ELLE Decoration UK and France, Swedish Gourmet and Habitat, as well as local publications like House and Leisure, Femina and Fair Lady. While one might wonder why someone would depart from such a résumé, there came a time when Craig wanted to explore more authentic cultural pursuits. Even though his work has paired him with some of the world’s top designers and stylists, his heart remains rooted in Africa. As managing director of Quivertree Publications, Craig now focuses on showcasing niche subjects with a uniquely South African character. Equipped with a discerning eye and an unfaltering lens, he is deeply passionate about local design and culture and delights in the endless source of inspiration right on his doorstep.More About The Author
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