SELVA DE PUERTO RICOThere is no place like Puerto Rico, the last major colony of the United States. The island’s idiosyncrasies extend to its surprising plethora of basketball courts. In his court hunting there, Austin Bell found a mix of radiant colors, extreme weathering and occasionally stunning murals that encapsulate the beauty and plight of Puerto Rico’s existence.
Austin Bell is a photographer from North Carolina that shoots a variety of landscapes. His current focus is basketball courts, primarily in Hong Kong and Puerto Rico. Austin captures them from all angles: aerially, through fences or center court. The courts fascinate him because of their color, symmetry and ubiquity, becoming a unique lens to the places in which they exist. However, because of his terrible jump shot he prefers shooting photos to baskets.
By Austin Bell
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