This beautifully-produced 180-page photobook captures the rollercoaster ride that was Huddersfield Town’s first season in the English Premier League, their return to top-flight football after 45 years gracing the lower divisions. Moment in Time follows the fans home and away, looks at how the community is intricately linked to the Club, highlights the characters within the team and shows the raw passion and emotion in the stands around the grounds.
Northbank worked closely with photojournalist Jude who supplied hundreds of brilliantly evocative images, taken during the 2017-18 season. We were tasked with creating a narrative and grouped Jude’s photographs into ten chapters, derived from the values which form the DNA of the Club. An eleventh – Conversation – focusses on the close proximity of home and away fans at the John Smith’s Stadium, and the ‘interaction’ between the two. Where appropriate (and printable), football chants were typeset to add humour, or keywords were used to support images.
Alongside Northbank and Jude, Kingsbury Press in Doncaster became part of the team, producing a stunning casebound book. Their attention to detail included finishing the binding with blue and white striped head and tail bands (the Club Colours).
For Robert this was a dream project where all the stars aligned. He has supported the Club over many years and experienced the highs and the lows. Mostly the lows.
Photographs ©Jude Media Agency