Blog - Michael Campanella Photography

Closing Time

Posted in Photo Journal on October 30th, 2013

I’ve been rather bad with updating the blog as of late. I’ve covered my share of interesting events in the last few months but I just can’t seem to find the time for blog posts. Truth be told most of my free time has been going towards Pic-Agency’s social media efforts, which I am very happy to do and most importantly very happy with the results. When I do have a free moment it always seems like too much time has passed to make a post with the last event I covered.

That is probably the case with the football matches I covered this weekend. Malmö won the Swedish league on Monday evening which kind of takes the steam out of AIK’s fantastic 6-0 win on Saturday or Djurgården bidding farewell to Per-Mathias Høgmo, who saved their season when it seemed impossible. Yet the season is just about over and after the Portugal-Sweden playoff matches I won’t have any football to photograph until next April. So with that in mind a post felt almost obligatory.


On Saturday I filled in for a colleague and covered Brommapjokarna against AIK. BP was again forced to play at Tele2 arena and was completely overrun by AIK. I did the entire match from the arena’s southern goal line. The idea was to get shots of BP’s attacking players in the first half to then have AIK, whom I though would likely win, coming towards me in the second. By the end of the first half the score was already 3-0 for AIK and I was wondering if I had made a bad decision in placing myself. What was left for them to do in the second half?


Luckily AIK offered the crowd another 3 goals in the second half and I ended up with publishings on the covers of the sports section of both Expressen and Aftonbladet. On Expressen the cover was split with pictures of Göteborg and Mälmö but in Aftonbladet the full cover was given to one of my pictures of Martin Mutumba.


Sunday it was back to Tele2 this time to cover Djurgården’s final home game of the season as they meet Gefle. Neither team had anything to play for and the game was pretty average. The visitor took the lead,a regular occupancy this season. Djurgården then equalized, but was unable to go on win it. I figured the only story for the papers to write was about Djurgården’s coach Per-Mathias Høgmo, who is leaving to coach the Norwegian national team. It was and I was happy to see that one of my shots from the end of the match was picked up and used by Expressen.


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Freelance photographer and photojournalist focusing on sports, news, & entertainment. Available for assignment in Scandinavia and Europe.