Lifes a pitch – Photographer travels to most remote and beautiful football fields in the world

PIC BY FRANZ SUSSBAUER / CATERS

For this football-loving photographer, life really is a pitch – as he travels the world photographing the beauty of some of the most remote football fields.

Franz Saussbauer’s “Goals Around The World” series has taken him to hallowed turfs in the likes of South Korea, Oman, Norway, Poland and across his native Germany.

The 47-year-old’s artistic series includes goals on muddy quagmires, astroturf, snow-covered fields, and on city streets.

PIC BY FRANZ SUSSBAUER / CATERS 

The idea behind the unique project came to Bayern Munich fan Franz back in 2014, when he was visiting South Korea and noticed how, though there were similarities, the football pitches had a slightly different feel to those in Germany.

Franz completed the current set of images in 2017, but given his continuing travels, he said, he hopes to continue photographing unique fields in the future.

PIC BY FRANZ SUSSBAUER / CATERS 

Franz, who lives in Munich, said: “A goal is more than the rectangular thing on the football pitch.

“It represents an aim, a target.

“A group of people tries to achieve it together.

“Origin, confession, colour, social position – it’s all unimportant in the game.