Jeremy Patterson’s football coming of age happened during Italia ‘90. Watching the likes of Hagi, Stojkovic, Baggio, Valderrama and most notably Chris Waddle, there was absolutely no doubt for him that football really was ‘more than a game’. And his hometown of Sheffield gave him a team to focus this obsession on, Sheffield Wednesday. Following a football club from a mid-sized city in the north of England quickly made Jeremy realise that winning wasn’t the reason he tirelessly followed his team. He became very aware of the culture surrounding the game, of the suffering that beholds supporters of most football clubs and quickly learnt that looking at the comedic side of supporting an unsuccessful club was the perfect antidote to dealing with disappointment.
After studying photography at University it was inevitable that he would soon involve his love of football in his work and explore what he describes as ‘the lower levels of football culture’. After moving to Montreal in late 2007 his work would take on new themes as he investigated the development of the “new” football culture growing throughout North America.
As a freelance photographer, Jeremy has been published in a number of European countries as well as Canada and the United States. He is the photographer for the Ringleaders Football Club, following them now for over 5 years as well as working on the artistic direction most of their creative output during this time.Founder of Cuppa Mundial, he remains devoted to following and promoting all aspects of football culture, particularly the lower levels.