I found myself back at Stockholm Stadion photographing football on a chilly evening. Djurgården meet an already relegated GAIS in a match that really didn’t count for much.
I was out of town most of the week. I went down to Trollhättan to work on a feature film, doing pre-light in a studio set before the main team arrived to film the scenes.
I was back out in the rain last night and photographing Djurgården against Mjälby. It seems like it’s raining every match they play as of late and like the bad weather they just can’t seem to get things together.
On Tuesday I was at Hovet to photograph what should have been a routine game for Djurgården IF as they meet IK Oskarshamn.
Friday night I had my last game of the week to photograph, a football match between Djurgården IF and BK Häcken.
The following night I was back at Hovet and photographing AIK’s hockey team. Who, unlike Djurgården, is playing in Elitserien which is the top hockey division in Sweden.
It’s been a busy week with plenty of sports to shoot. I started out my first two hockey matches of the season filling in for my Pic Agency colleagues at both Djurgården and AIK’s hockey matches.
For the start second half we got treated to a light and pyrotechnic show from the fans. The smoke seemed stronger than usual and you really have no choice but to abandon ship and move out of the way.
Yesterday was the final derby between Djurgården IF and AIK at Råsunda Stadium. Next year both teams will move to new arenas and Råsunda Stadium, which hosted the 1958 World Cup, will eventually be demolished and replaced with apartment buildings.
Snapped it with my iPhone while going for a run this morning. Converted to black & white with Camera+ and eventually dumped on Instagram where it got the square crop treatment.
A.C. Azzurri is a team playing in the seventh division of the Swedish football league. Traditionally it’s consisted mostly of Italian immigrants (or the children of immigrants) that live in Stockholm.