My approach in these photographs is to frame the suburbia visual anthropology of a big city. The hoop as guideline to tell this story throughout the New York City urban suburbs.
In American backyards or front yards we will notice or unconsciously notice a hoop placed. Can be hanging, on poles or well structured. It’s part of the American culture.
There’s a strong presence of the “hoops” everywhere, but also the emptiness, meaning the lack of people using them. Where used to gathered families, just the kids, father and son… playing one on one. I’ve noticed certain distance on using those real “hoops”. I wanted to picture the environment, the locations associated to something which are not seeing often anymore. Busy life? People glued to small screens? Times are changing for sure. This is an American icon culture and seems in disuse nowadays. I couldn’t witness much action.
The aesthetic of them for sure captured my attention in first. But there’s something else. In this times of electronic games, consoles, smartphones, tablets etc.. . I needed to photograph that connection.
The photographs were captured in B&W 120 film, along 2015. The complete series has 95 images.