Last week, we were invited to the opening night of Simon Harsent‘s The Beautiful Game exhibition at Darlinghurst’s Black Eye Gallery. This is a bit different to what we usually bring to you readers, but I couldn’t turn down an opportunity to attend something football-related! The 2014 FIFA World Cup feels like it’s just around the corner and this was the perfect event to kick-start my excitement for it all.
The now New York-based Harsent has combined his passion for photography and football with his photographs of stadiums devoid of players, referees and cheering crowds. The photographs themselves are both beautiful and haunting.
Guests spent the evening sipping on Bulleit Small Batches (totally yum) and trying their luck with ingesting Picklebacks (ummm … INTERESTING?).
Photos courtesy of Black Eye Gallery – the rest of the photos from the evening can be viewed on their Facebook page.
The Beautiful Game is on until October 27.
Black Eye Gallery
138 Darlinghurst Road,