When I was just a kid in high school I once had the idea to start photographing basketball hoops around the world. Eventually not going through with this plan, I now know that it's not a shame. The last couple of years I have discovered lots of photographers having hoops around the world as a subject matter, and doing a way better job than I could have ever done. Robin Layton falls in this category! As Hall of Famer Gary Payton said of her book hoop: the american dream:
"This book provides such inspiration. Robin Layton illustrates the magic and purity of our game with her amazing photos."
Renowned photojournalist Robin Layton has captured the shared community of urban playgrounds to small-town alleyways and windswept barnyards, as well as the diversity and astonishing beauty surrounding this simple iron ring in hoop: the american dream, a loving look at basketball at its most elemental level: the basketball hoop. hoop includes stunning photographs of a wide variety of American hoops, from humble garage and street courts around the country to the open-air White House court. Layton's photographs offer a breathtaking view of the weathered dreams, fading memories, and future glories hanging from solitary backboards around the country.
I could not have done it ever like this. So thank you Robin for making my kid idea come to full fruition. And please keep doing what you do!
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