About Photographer:

Anthony Kurtz is a European, San Francisco-based photographer, specializing in environmental portraiture and landscapes.

Entry description: This image was shot for my commercial portfolio. This is the first image created for my series called "Nil Desperandum" (Never Despair), which depicts dramatic hero shots of athletes in difficult-impossible situations. With this particular basketball theme I couldn't find a court that fit my vision. Therefore, we created a hoop with decaying wood and a wastebasket from a local garbage dump. This way we could bring the basketball court to any location. It is still sitting in my garage.