Thanks to SiteInspire, I stumbled on this gorgeous website showcasing the photographic journey of Scottish photographer Jane Stockdale exploring crowds from all over Brazil during the World Cup 2014. Having also been there myself for almost the entire time, I can relate deeply to the words written by Damian Platt, explaining the feelings, vibes, moods and emotions of everyone who were present for this football Holy Grail.
“Football is unpredictable, full of shocks and surprises. Yet no one could imagine what would happen. This was a tournament unlike any other, where the world witnessed the much-loved host country lived out a sporting nightmare, and where three previous World Champions were eliminated in the first round.”
One of my favorite things about this website (designed & Coded by EnjoyThis) are the information and captions that go with every images, especially when you have the exact time, place and game details.
MEXICO VS CROATIA
A Mexican TV channel films the reaction of Mexicans fans as they celebrate victory over Croatia live on TV.
USA VS BELGIUM
Farm hand João half-watches the match at his local in Martinesia, a small rural town in Minas Gerais. Not all World Cup matches are popular and USA vs Belgium competes with Brazilian country and western music.
The excitement of watching Brazil play is all too much for one fan. He woke up when Brazil scored.
BRAZIL VS COLOMBIA
COMPLEXO DO MARÉ
Back in Complexo da Maré heavily armed, mainly young, army conscripts continue to oversee the forced ceasefire between Maré’s warring gangs and the police. But everyone wants to watch the game. As parties and barbecues happen throughout the favela even the soldiers can’t resist following the match.
BRAZIL VS GERMANY
COMPLEXO DO ALEMÃO
Dona Zefa watches the match in stunned silence outside her house. She’s seen Brazil win the World Cup five times. Today she’s shell-shocked. “No comment”.
ARGENTINA VS HOLLAND
Supporters wait with baited breath during the penalty shoot-out. The beach erupts in celebrations as Argentina win.