Tennis Courts III completes the subject of empty, abandoned courts, one after another like a long sequence shot through different seasons and different places. The photographs don’t show so much the inevitable passing of time but the forgetfulness that occurs in time's passing. The repetition of the subject transforms one thing into other things without really transforming the places themselves. I kept shooting, preferring the light at the end of the day, especially when there was a full moon and more light, and shooting until it got dark. The last photo in this trilogy of books is a daytime photo shot from a distance, a tennis court in the middle of beautiful palm trees, a sort of escape to paradise.
Giasco Bertoli is a photographer and filmmaker, working in Paris since 2000. The cultural currency of his work, since the 1990s, has focused on sports, cinema, youth, music, sexuality, nostalgia, humour, and history.
60 pages, softcover, 25.5 x 19.5 cm, Nieves (Zurich).