Sometimes I think as photographer's we worry too much about coming up with something new, a topic not photographed before, not repeating. Is this fear unique to photographers? It's never seemed to bother say, painters, they have no problems in returning to motifs that others have drawn from, and doing so time and time again, keen to tease their own take out of a subject.
Now I've seen photographs of obsessive fans dozens of times before, and I'm sure that Steve Schofield has seen such images as well. I'm glad it didn't stop him from producing his series "Land Of The Free" Look beyond the silly costumes and there's a melancholy here that Schofield has wonderfully captured.