Since my childhood obsession with basketball began, I have continued to be drawn to the aesthetic of hoops and courts. I find myself intrigued by their use (or lack of) and presence in a football-loving nation.
After moving around South-East London for almost 10 years, I landed in Bermondsey in 2017 and immediately noticed how many basketball courts were in close proximity to the block of flats where I live. Whilst on commutes and aimless Sunday afternoon wonderings around the neighbourhood with my wife, I would discover more. Some on unassuming side streets, or hidden on estates. Others were tucked away beside railway bridges – still, many stood boldly in plain sight.