After two years of work I am finally ready to publish my book 'Oh When The Blues'. The book, tells stories of Oldham Athletic's community as well as exploring the theatre of football. I have followed these fans, who are now my mates, through thick and thin, rain and shine, to home and and away, and this book is the final outcome.
What I need help with however is to sell enough books (which are cheap for photo books) to afford the costs of printing- so I have set up a kick starter to do just that. By buying a book or one of the other rewards you are backing this project and doing me a massive favour, so please help spread the word as well!
I have 27 days to raise just over £2,000 through pre-sales so I will be sharing loads of pictures and stories from the book through my instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davidjshawphoto/ and twitter @davidjshawphoto so give those a follow as well. If I don't reach my target this book wont happen!
The Kickstarter Campaign:
I decided to photograph the Oldham Athletic community after I attended an Oldham home match in 2014 against Scunthorpe. I was pleasantly surprised to find a group of fans both passionate about the club and sport but also very friendly. I started photographing shortly after and was swiftly invited to more games, people's homes, and of course, the pub. Since then I have made as many of the games home and away as I can and feel as though I myself, am also a fan. These pictures document the community through its highs and lows focusing on the many characters and supporters groups involved.