My shoot of Jessica Pan was published in the Guardian Weekend Magazine, to mark the beginning of the new football season. Jessica is from the other side of the Atlantic, the US to be more specific. She found it hard to integrate into the more reserved UK society, or the sarcastic undertone of the daily interactions in the UK, until she met her (now) husband and got the football fever.
Jessica’s article is a light hearted piece about how her passion for football and Sunderland (….yes, Sunderland!) gave her a ticket into a social circle here in the UK.
This shoot was taken at Sunderland’s last match of the season in June, at an away pub near The Emirates. The pub itself had minimal decor and very few items apart from the plastic pint glasses, were not screwed to the walls or floors. No doubt the pub had learnt from many passionate losses over the years….