Friday, 23 November 2012

Giasco Bertoli – Tennis Courts

When researching my previous post about Ward Roberts photo series – Courts, I discovered a comparison to Giasco Bertoli’s -Tennis Courts.
“I started photographing empty tennis courts in southern Switzerland in 1999, on the border to Italy. The work came about by chance. Some time after I’d moved to Paris, I was back in Switzerland, walking in the woods near were I grew up and I came across an abandoned tennis court. I photographed that one, then courts around the neighbourhood where I grew up, and have continued to photogragraph deserted tennis courts ever since. In general I think about images from my adolescence and also think of the visual experiences I’ve had with film as an experience of real life.”
Giasco Bertoli, Spring 2009
I find his images equally as eye catching as Roberts’ Court series, both shot in a similar way. There’s something about deserted places that I love, especially when shown un-embellished and simply.  Here are a selection of my favourites.

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