This series of images was made between 2001 and 2007 during which time Daniel studied BA Hons Photo Media at Salisbury College, graduated and progressed to his staff photographer role at Solent News & Photo Agency. During this spell at the very start of his career Daniel was given intimate access to Southampton Football Club (nicknamed 'The Saints'), covering home and away matches from the touchline, as well as photographing one on one player portraits.
This was a true labour of love for Daniel who, hailing from the area, had supported Southampton Football Club since childhood.
This collection was assembled recently from the archives and represents what was his first foray into professional photography in the early Noughties, with the majority of the images having been captured on film, prior to the domination of digital technology. It was a valuable time for Daniel, learning his craft whist blending two of his greatest passions: photography and football.