Olivier Cablat


Contemporary European Photography


The rabid nationalism aside, what makes international sports events such as the Soccer World Cup so grating is the complete absence of any kind of humour. As an antidote of sorts, check out Olivier Cablat’s typological study of soccer player portraits, using Panini stickers (“Ever since 1970 when they were first produced, the countdown to the World Cup has really started with the arrival of the Panini stickers: 638 players, teams, stadiums and badges to be collected and stuck as neatly as possible - harder than it sounds - into the appropriate numbered slot in the album.” - story) Needless to say, Cablat’s website offers more than just the mock soccer typology, have a look at Egypt 3000.