Bundesliga Green Keepers

I love football but I also love looking behind the scenes. What does it take to put on a professional game of footy besides the obvious? I wanted to know who keeps the pitch in shape? Hence this series of green keepers. Shot on 8x10 Kodak Plus X film, lith prints by Platinum, Hamburg. All of these were lit with a Briese Modul 180, my favorite light shaping tool. I photographed the green keepers of FC St Pauli, HSV, Borussia M├Ânchengladbach, 1. FC K├Âln, FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. All of them were 1st division Bundesliga teams at the time.