Colorful Courts Photographed by Ward Roberts
Posted on August 01 2016
New York photographer Ward Roberts combined his love for travel, basketball and color in a series of photographs he recently released as a new book called Courts 2. Says Ward, "the first court picture was taken in 2007. At the time, I was shooting a series of empty parking lots, trying to recreate a series by the German photographer Carsten Meier, just trying figure out how he did it and if I could do it too. It was a really good experience, learning through imitation. While doing that, I also photographed an empty basketball court in Hong Kong, and I felt a stronger connection to it than to the parking lots because I played a lot of sports growing up. I remember looking back at that image again and again, and thinking 'I feel an innate energy in this space. I don't know what it is, I don't know why I'm drawn to it, but I know that I have to do something with this.'" Besides Hong Kong, the young photographer has captured images from courts in Bermuda, Hawaii, New York and Melbourne. Check out some of the pastel-colored photos below and click here for more images and insight directly from Ward.