Joachim Schmid

New Books

Posted in Publications by JS on April 29, 2010

O Campo
My new book O Campo, or in its translation The Field, is a photographic compilation of football fields in Brazilian cities. The images were taken via satellite and they show the rather oddly shaped football pitches that seem to be built wherever possible – the desire for playing the game has clearly surpassed and ignored the limitations of natural topography and FIFA’s laws of the game. According to the official rules and regulations (which are included in the book as an epilogue) you would not be allowed to play football on any of these fields. However, the careers of many of the world’s best football players began on these very same fields despite their askew angles, odd proportions, mis-shapen border lines and pitch markings. Studying the architectural contexts of these fields we get an idea about the social context where these players come from.
20 x 25 cm, 40 pages, softcover 24 €, hardcover 34 €, available directly from the printers or through this website.

Other People’s Photographs
There are also five new books in the Other People’s Photographs series: Bird’s Eyes, Collections, Hands, Pizza, and You Are Here. Interested parties find photographs of the books and of sample pages in my Flickr photostream. These books are numbered and signed and they are obtainable only through this website.