I’ve become mildly obsessed with the work of Jullian Germain over the last few weeks, for me he is interacting with photography (and photographs) in a way I just find fascinating. From the outside looking in, it seems that he works with photography without the self enforced restrictions that I -and many others- place on ourselves. So often I seen photography graduates (myself included) following an almost set format on how to produce a piece of photographic work. I blame photography education for these “rules of photography” but that is for another time.

One Germain piece, I find very interesting is, In Soccer Wonderland. I really think it’s a total master stoke, capturing the essence of British Football culture and how photography has been used to influence, entice and intrigue generations of people into supporting certain teams. Germain uses one of photography’s most powerful tools, nostalgia, to embed the notions of millions of people into one body of work. It’s an eclectic mix of found and new imagery and for something that was made almost -20 years ago- still feels current, even with the immense changes in football over that period.

I urge you to check out some of his other works and specifically look at some of the ways he is engaged with the ideas of photo art.