Long Live The Boleyn
Long Live The Boleyn is a photography book by Freddie Bonfanti documenting West Ham’s final season at their now demolished old home.
The project was a labour of love, self described as “from a fan, for the fans” taking a very personal and fan led approach to matchday photography. From the patches of grass on nearby estates to the local boozers, the intimate photographs document a true matchday routine that football fans from up and down the country can relate to.
In an era of crumbling stadiums and new homes, many creative fans are exploring new ways to document their personal experiences. It’s a difficult time for any fan to leave their historic home, but creative output such as Bonfanti’s are a collective and individual immortalisation of what shouldn’t be forgotten.
To see more, or purchase the book and prints, head to boleyn.bigcartel.com