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I had been photographing outside football grounds in the north-east of England for several months, and felt I was failing to capture how I felt being surrounded by huge crowds of people. Rarely could I find subjects to photograph, and I was overwhelmed by the crush and the endless flow around me. And then outside St. James Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, I decided to just stop and to stop looking so hard, and to let things flow past me. So I set up my tripod and waited for the match to end, and as 50000 people exited, I managed to make three pictures before the human tide overwhelmed my position.
I was photographing at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland at dusk, and was struck by queues of dark figures entering the football ground. The towering structure of the stadium seemed like a barrier separating the gloomy exterior from the brightly lit and noisy tribal space within. There was a sense that the closer the fans moved towards the turnstiles the more they lost their individuality, as the light within became more and more visible to them.