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The Loftus Road The Queens Park Rangers

The Loftus Road The Queens Park Rangers

The images here are part of a wider visual narrative engaging with a residential area surrounding Queens Park Rangers’ football stadium "Loftus Road".

Focusing on Ellerslie Road, here the huge, hulking blue of the stadium sits for the most part quietly behind the west London terraces, dormant, even forgotten. Prams are pushed by and children go to and from school, while the vessel behind the garden fences sits empty. It just waits.

Then comes Saturday afternoon where that atmosphere, that steady environment is shattered. A gradual trickle quickly grows into a huge crowd as tens of thousands of football fans flood the streets that had previously been so quiet. Roads are closed floodlights are lit and a rumble builds up around the ground. The quiet streets are invaded by this mass and everything is altered.