Ulrik Tofte

Photographer & Videographer
   
Location: denmark
Nationality: Danish
Biography:     Ulrik was born in Denmark,1974, studied Photography and film at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Aesthetics and Culture at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has been working professionally for 10 years with... read on
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The Spider Man
Copyright ulrik tofte 2021
Updated 09/29/16

This young man from Tamale, Ghana has a lot on his mind. His reflections about life in Africa is precise and the story about how a childhood memory about the amazing Spiderman influenced his life and almost became a self-fulfilling prophecy. His ambition to success is no different than in our western world, but maybe harder?

The soccer field where we meet Maccarthy could easily be a metaphor for life in Ghana; a lot of obstacles, bumpy and full of rocks. But that does not discourage them. The soccer training is about more than just keeping fit it is a way to socialise and network which is very important in that part of the world. As Maccarthy says “ Things do not come easy in my part of the world - you have to struggle a hundred procent ” Maccarthy is this young compelling man with a lot on his mind.  

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