During the summer I received a call from a German football magazine called '11 Freunde'. The magazine is aimed at discussing football culture rather than being a statistics, results based magazine, and they were keen to get me involved in a feature they were doing on Mario Gomez, Germanys national striker. He had recently transferred from Bayern Munich to Fiorentina and my brief was to shoot a cover image and spread that illustrated the man and the place. The magazine was particularly keen to get a Tuscan sunset on the cover, so I photographed Mario outside at an amazing hotel overlooking the city. The headline reads " The Eternal Longing for Goals". The cover shot is in the Work/Recent & Published section of this website.