Photographer Simon Harsent has recorded his love of football in a series of images depicting the vacant fields of iconic stadiums. In a way similar to the work of Catherine Opie, Harsent's work is as much about the environment as it is revealing the emotional attachment we have to sports and athletics in our culture.

In discussing his desire to transcend the frills of watching football, Harsent told the Guardian, "I felt the need to go behind the headlines, the transfer fees, and the Ferraris...because when Saturday's gone and the crowds have disappeared, what remains still makes the heart of a fan beat faster." 

While many of the images contain an element of creepiness, they are ultimately an ode to the sport, to the design inherent within athletics, and the sentiment of experiencing them.

[via Guardian]