About Photographer:

Anthony specializes in environmental portraiture and creates timeless photographs of people and the spaces they occupy. His cinematic and painterly style seamlessly transitions between documentary and conceptual, capturing the world as it presents itself as well as creating new worlds entirely.

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.