This body of work is photographic exploration of rustic and makeshift basketball hoops and playgrounds found throughout the United States.
To many people, basketball is a religion. The sport is a major part of their lives and in some ways defines a collective lifestyle. Playing the game of basketball becomes a necessity to life.
I like to focus my photography on the homemade and improvised basketball hoops that I discover. The element of time takes over and these backboards become relics within the space that they stand. I also appreciate how each hoop is created. The handmade quality adds to overall aesthetic proves that some people will go to great lengths to build a rim or a court so that they can play.
Every court/hoop has a back story and the history behind that is what I'm interested in exploring.