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Salad Days Magazine | July 18, 2024

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LOWER BLOCK // ‘A TRIBUTE FROM THE TERRACES, 1985′ | OUT NOW

LOWER BLOCK // ‘A TRIBUTE FROM THE TERRACES, 1985′ | OUT NOW
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A series of intimate and gritty photographs that document life on the terraces in the mid 80s, taking in White Hart Lane, Highbury, Upton Park, Wembley and Filbert Street.

The zine also includes an emotive tribute by the photographer to his father. The Third Element is a series of gritty photographs by Steve Pyke MBE that documents life on the terraces in the mid 80s, taking in White Hart Lane, Highbury, Upton Park, Wembley and Filbert Street in 1985.

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The limited edition A5 zine contains 31 black and white photographs across 44 pages. Pyke’s project comes together to form a tribute from the terraces, in which through powerful and emotive words, Pyke pays tribute to his own father.

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Ask yourself – who introduced you to football or took you to your first match? It’s most likely, that it was your Dad. For Pyke, like so many of his generation and before that, his relationship with his father wasn’t the easiest. There was love, but also a type of disconnect. Football though, that was the thing that brought them together and united them forever. As Pyke so eloquently puts it…

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“When all else fails, we turn to football… I found my father in football, it was our Third Element.” Pyke’s powerful tribute supported by his brilliant photographs make the project instantly relatable for anyone who’s connection with football, also plays a part in the relationship they have with with their father.

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Born a Leicester City supporter, Pyke’s photographic career has taken him all over the word, from football terraces around the country to red carpets and studios with some of the music industry’s most iconic stars.

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