I have been following South African soccer fans and documenting their lifestyles for the past two years. I am fascinated by the way they construct identities for themselves – an act that, for me, provokes more questions than answers.
I had previously seen brief shots of the fans on television, blowing their vuvuzelas and wearing makarapas (stylised headgear). I wondered about the paraphernalia fans brought with them to the stadium. Armed with my camera and a notebook, I embarked on a journey to find out who these fans are and what drives them to put on such elaborate performances.