Chris Tubbs – Out of Doors

After ten years of travelling around the world, this dedicated photographer, has built up this fantastic archive of 400-500 images from 40 countries. A lot of these are also in countries where basketball is not the most popular sport, and soon the board almost becomes secondary to the landscape. This small article can’t really do any justice to his vast collection of hoops from around the globe.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

“At first, it started as a single image in Cuba and then, as I travelled further, I started noticing these boards everywhere. From that point they appeared in the most unlikely settings wherever I went; from Bhutan in the Himalayas, European countries to the US and beyond.”

Out of Doors Basketball Project

England

England

England

France, Provence

France, Provence

France

France

 

“The point was also to work on a project that was not about resources but perseverance and time and the series has since been attracting a lot of interest.”

Iceland

Iceland

“What struck me though, was that they were mostly unused and abandonned, but obviously at some stage someone had gone to the effort to put them up… For me, it is this sense of loss. The remains of a time when children played there, a reminder of lost youth perhaps.”

Italy

Italy

London Rooftop

London Rooftop

New England, USA

New England, USA

New Orleans, USA

New Orleans, USA

“All the images are shot on film and medium format. You can follow the project on my instagram. I am looking for partners to take this project forward and produce a photographic book and archive.”

Sweden

Sweden

Switzerland

Switzerland

About Chris Tubbs

London based photographer shooting deserted basketball courts across the world.