66 on 66 I was there.
66 on 66 provides a unique perspective on what, 50 years on, remains the greatest occasion in English sporting history. Countless words have been written and spoken about this extraordinary match which made national heroes of the team and its manager. Yet this book eschews those men who sported the Three Lions that day and, instead, talks to dozens of other people who were present. For the first time, one book collects together the fans, the journalists, the celebrities, the musicians, the police officers, the ball boys and the officials who all witnessed that famous, wonderful match. Their stories are accompanied by newly-taken, world-class photographs making 66 on 66 the definitive record of England's World Cup glory.
Working with the author Matt Eastley, we undertook on finding, interviewing and photographing 66 people who were at the 1966 World cup final. Hence the name “66 on 66 I was there”. We were looking for a new perspective, not focusing on the match players but the general public and people behind the scenes who were at the big final. We managed to complete the assignment along with all our other work commitments in 8 months. Each incredible interview by Matt is accompanied with one of my portrait photographs.