FAW Trust artist-in-residence describes her love of photography and football
14 July 2016

FAW Trust artist-in-residence describes her love of photography and football

She plans to capture the emotion of grassroots football in Wales



FAW Trust artist-in-residence Faye Chamberlain has spoken about how she plans to capture the emotion of Welsh football in her latest project.
Having spent time at Euro 2016, Faye is currently travelling the length and breadth of Wales to capture the passion of our game at all levels.
She has told Cardiff based arts magazine Buzz exactly what her 'More Than A Game' project is all about and why she's so excited by it.



"I did A level art at school and I was rubbish at it.
"They gave us a picture one day and said ‘draw that’ and I thought ‘what’s the point of drawing it when somebody’s already taken a picture of it?’
"That was the point where I thought photography might be more of my way into art than drawing.
"I had an exhibition once of my Football Focus project, which was pictures of people watching World Cup football matches.



"Whether you play a sport or whether you take pictures I think you get a massive thrill from each of them.
"I love football. I love watching football and the heightened emotions that you get from that and I love taking pictures.
"I love that feeling when I know I’ve got an amazing picture.
"I love hunting the good picture out, like hunting the ball down during a football game.
"The connection is just implicit."
"This residency will enable me to work again with a subject that rouses immense passions, in individuals, groups and myself.
"Football impacts upon our lives in all kinds of ways."

Faye has set up a blog which will accompany the project, scheduled to end with an exhibition of her work in the coming months.

You can also enjoy her travels by following her on Twitter

FAW Trust artist-in-residence describes her love of photography and football
FAW Trust artist-in-residence describes her love of photography and football
FAW Trust artist-in-residence describes her love of photography and football
FAW Trust artist-in-residence describes her love of photography and football