“Grass Roots is a season long look at the UK’s unofficial home of Sunday League Football – Hackney Marshes – and how the many people who populate its pitches are the real lifeblood of the beautiful game.
This photographic project, shot on a medium format film camera by Simon Di Principe celebrates the cultural diversity of those who venture out into East London for a 10:30am kick off: week in, week out for nothing more than the pleasure of playing.
Grass Roots is a healthy reminder about what a welcoming city London is, the breadth of community spirit that can be fostered through organised sports leagues and how amateur football is a gateway to settling into a happy life in Britain”- Stuart Wright
Photography by Simon Di Principe
Design by Tom Burns
Edited by Simon Di Principe and Ryan O’Toole
Foreword by Stuart Wright
Original artwork hand printed by Daren Catlin
First Edition of 300 copies
Published by Palm* Studios