Varsity 2014 – Personalities
Varsity is the inter-university sports competiton between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – a fun derby as a fundraiser for local charities.
In 2014 I was commissioned to make a series of images to showcase the sporting endeavour of the two universities across a range of sports. I had two main aims – firstly to showcase and story tell the main action , but also to add a human element to the sport by concentrating on the reactions and sideshows. Here are a selection of the sideshow images:
1/ Nottingham Knights (Uni of Nottingham) perform at the National Ice Arena during the halftime entertainment of the ice match
2/ The Tigers (Trent Uni) perform during halftime of the football Varisity
3/ A Nottingham Knight pops up to spoil the fun of the Tigers , perhaps accidentally
4/ Uni of Nottingham supporters reflected in the pool , Swimming Varsity.
5/ Warmups for the Rugby Varsity at Harvey Hadden. This image foreshadowed the main result – Uni of Nottingham’s team lying skittled , were comprehensively beaten by Trent RU team , on the pitch in the background.
6/ A Uni of Nottingham RU player looks across and thanks spectators
7/ Nottingham Trent Lacrosse player enjoying a comfortable victory
8/ Uni of Nottingham Hockey coach watches on and reflects on a comfortable performance
9-11 – Colour images of various spectators getting very involved with the competition~!