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Dean Dorat’s Beautiful Game

These photographs were taken during the 2006 World Cup, when I divided my time between London and Paris, going from pubs to bars, trying to catch the essence of each football match through people’s expressions. Each spectator was so intensely absorbed in the matches that they forget about the camera pointing at them. These photographs draw us into the emotions of the moment, may it be the overwhelming euphoria of victory or the emptiness of defeat.

-Dean Dorat
















  1. pedro palacios - June 9, 2010 3:01 pm

    The first one is a powerfull image, the light, the expression in their faces, etc…
    Actually, I love it.

  2. Drew - June 9, 2010 3:19 pm

    Love, love, love these. I’m pretty much beside myself with anticipation, anxiously waiting for the WC to start on Friday.

  3. Rebecca Horne - June 9, 2010 4:52 pm

    Very well-seen. Lovely.

  4. Ian - June 9, 2010 5:00 pm

    The first one is brilliant.

    Vive la France!

  5. manci - June 10, 2010 6:56 am

    These people pictures are wonderful !!

  6. Douglas Ljungkvist - June 10, 2010 12:57 pm

    Nice work, would have loved to seen it in color, too.

  7. marlowe - June 10, 2010 6:38 pm

    wonderful. what a good idea. palpable emotions.

    you doing the same thing this year?

    i made a whole feature film based on the depth of passion for the World Cup (well, actually the European Cup): http://marlowefawcett.com/?p=207

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  9. Photography by Pshemek - June 11, 2010 8:27 pm

    Great set. Capture moments it is almost as powerful as movie

  10. ShaZ - July 2, 2010 9:20 am

    hello!! i loveeee the collections!! yes! men do show their true emotion when watching football. heheh :)

  11. Bianca - July 27, 2010 7:34 pm

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  12. Nexus Pheromones - August 8, 2010 9:49 am

    Excellent work

  13. pawel - November 25, 2010 10:33 pm

    Idea of subject is awesom, photos are great, expresions on faces ???? bulls eye !

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