Early 2012 I commenced a football-based project inspired by my own experience in professional football. I wanted to examine the motivations and experiences of sportspeople and remind them of something that I in fact lost sight of as a result of pursuing a life-long passion as a career; it all begins with a very simple equation: a ball, a pitch and a dream. The project has manifested as a portrait and football photography series, zine and this short documentary.
A Ball A Pitch A Dream is my journey towards falling back in love with football and rediscovering of why I loved it. It created an opportunity to remind professionals of where it all started and to inspire a new generation of players. No matter who you are, it all starts with a ball, a pitch, a dream..
Created & Filmed by Chad Gibson
Music: White by Frank Ocean
Home Again by Michael Kiwanuka
The Dreamer by Jose James