Jacques Henri Lartigue: Why I'm getting a cameraMany of my basketball experiences during my travels haven't been captured in Photos. I only got my first Smartphone 3 months ago (Shoutout to SP*) and only had a camera for a quarter of my time during Europe 2011 and South America 2013.
I was steadfast (stubborn) in not getting a camera as I had enjoyed the manufactured dynamic when I told people I was without one. I was happy with other people's photos, it became an experiment. It allowed me to live in the moment, any photos of me were candids or documented outside myself.
|The '30 Home Games' mission in pictures|
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Some moments only gain stature in my mind due to lack of documentation. I befriended an Amsterdam local at a HipHop bar because of his Amar'e Stoudemire 'Stat NY' shirt. With his recommendation, I took a 30min busride to Amsterdam-Noord for some pickup games which immediately got rained out. Play carried on, a mixed full court game in the wet gray. A moment that has stuck with me for its surrealness.
The last few months up I've set up a '30 Home Games' Instagram to house the photos I do have. Below are a few samples of the types of Photos, Graphics and Hashtags to look out for. A few are crossposted on my my other platforms - The 30HG Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
|My collection of sneakers and the stories behind them|
|Basketball references are always shoehorned into each Life snapshot|
Porto Alegre, Brazil (Oct 2013)
|Streetball experiences at home and in my travels|
Bogota, Colombia (December 2013)
|Collection of Basketball shirts collected in my travels|
|Crossposts of the Graphics found on this blog|
'Team UNDFTD' emerge victorious
|Basketball adventures found in my hometown of Sydney|
'One Day Sundays' (Booze, Beats and Ball) at Vic on the Park