Discord - Exhaustion

Mathias Braschler and Monika Fisher 'Ronaldo, 29 Brazil' from 'Faces of Football'

Sweating and weary, the worlds finest players step off the pitch to be photographed, seconds after the final whistle. Their faces, stripped bare, are astonishingly intimate and revealing. This is the point of total physical and mental exhaustion - the breaking point. The shots are close up and focused on the eyes, the crisp black and white highlights the sweat trickling down their faces. The athletes eye show part exhaustion, part adrenalin and the events of the past 90 minutes show themselves.
Mathias Braschler and Monika Fisher 'Bastian Schweinsteiger, 21 Germany' from 'Faces of Football'