Soul, Spirit, Tradition mural painted on the walls at Pittodrie Stadium, home to Aberdeen Football Club. The words are taken from a famous quote by Real Madrid legendary player and manager Alfredo Di Stefano; “Aberdeen have what money can’t buy: a soul, a team spirit built in a family tradition.”
Pittodrie was built in 1899, has been the home of Aberdeen F.C since it was formed in 1903. It is the largest stadium in Scotland outside the central belt, with a capacity of 22,199.
Keith Smith’s portfolio includes some of Scotland’s best known and lesser known league football grounds.
Intrigued by the idea of grounds as buildings and structures, as opposed to somewhere full of people, Smith set out to photograph every ground in the Scottish football league.
The photographs capture the eerie beauty and rawness of the architecture of the historical grounds. Still and silent without a fan in sight.
A Norwich City fan, Smith moved from Norwich to Aberdeenshire in 2001.
Lower Block is privileged to offer a a selection of Keith’s photographs as quality prints.
Photographs come as Archival Giclée prints with a pearl finish as standard, guaranteeing quality reproduction, at a range of sizes. All prints come unframed as standard.