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Courts 02 by Ward Roberts


Following the release of ‘Courts 01’ (2012), Ward Roberts expands upon his comprehensive body of work documenting various sporting courts in Hong Kong, Bermuda, Hawaii, New York, and Melbourne.

Basketball and tennis courts are just two of his most obvious subjects, which can appear in a surprising number of manifestations, states of repair, colours, and contexts.

The courts are devoid of people, rendering them at once familiar and foreign. The lifeless spaces lie dormant in a perpetual state of waiting, poised to fulfil their function at any moment in an explosion of activity, yet ironically still missing a key element. With a foreword by Jennifer Krasinski.

Ward Roberts is an independent conceptual artist who creates exquisitely composed photographs drawing on themes such as the effects of loneliness and isolation in the modern world.

The book designed and published by Zé Studio, Sydney based design and art direction practice. 

Interview with Zé Studio

Pages: 60
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm / 8.3 × 10.2”
Binding: Natural linen hardcover
Language: English
Year: 2016
Designer: Zé Studio
Publisher: Éditions
Origin: China

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