The true essence of basketball
Asphalt Chronicles is an independent publication dedicated to pick-up basketball culture around the world.
It’s not only about NCAA, NBA or the PROS but also about the millions of amateurs playing everywhere around the world. As an active park player and photographer I started capturing the sport and community in 2004, from my hometown in France to more than 50 cities across the globe. I always felt the need to share my archives with the community, so recently I launched Asphalt Chronicles , a newspaper exploring the sub-culture of playground basketball printed in limited quantities. Whether the game is played in Manila, Dakar or Hong Kong, through my photography I’m trying to reveal the game’s aesthetic and highlight the hallowed architecture of each playground. Documenting this universal movement has been my way of life for the past 12 years, an endless photographic pilgrimage to find the untold stories, the courts and people who are shaping this global culture. It’s my reverence to basketball, a way to give back to a sport who has been guiding my life and the life of many others - a way to put a spotlight on these millions of souls haunting the concrete courts all day, everyday.
Official website : asphalt-chronicles.com
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