You’ve got to love a photographer that clearly states that he loves life and sleeps too much. Jacopo Maino is an artist and photographer who lives and works in three places: London, Geneva and Turin, Italy, where he was born. He graduated with a MA Photography at London College of Communication, an MA Comunicazione Internazionale, Universita’ degli Studi di Torino, Italy and a BA Mediazione Linguistica, Universita’ degli Studi di Torino, Italy. His photographs have been published and exhibited internationally, and few of his clients include the
National Portrait Gallery, Orpheus Foundation, Pirelli, Xerox Italia, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Coniglio Viola, and Fondo Associazione GiovAnna Piras.
His project, Once Upon a Time in Bermondsey, looks at a time worn football stadium that a small community just can’t abandon and are unable to give up the dream of former glory days.
Once Upon a Time in Bermondsey explores the concepts of obsession, passion and commitment. It is a story about time – about past, present and future, and how they merge in the collective consciousness of a football club: Fisher FC.
Fisher FC is a London-based football club with more than one hundred years of history. The club was forced to leave its local area, Bermondsey, after a series of events eventually leading to bankruptcy in 2009. After that day, the club is wholly owned and run by its supporters. With their old home ground lying in ruins, the supporters’ obsession is to rebuild the club from the ashes, making it return to its former glory and to the area where it belongs, Bermondsey.