Casey Dunn

30.01.2012 in22:13 in Miscellaneous -->


Casey Dunn is an Austin-based architectural photographer whose personal series, Hoop Dreams, picks up where childhood dreams and nostalgia leave off by revisiting the sites of abandoned hoops and rims he encounters on his journeys across the American landscape. Dunn writes:

‘When I was eight years old my dad came home with a fiber glass basketball goal and put it up in our backyard. After a couple of hours of grunting and swearing he tossed me a ball and said “shoot with your wrist” and walked inside. I spent hundreds of hours out there over the next ten years avoiding family functions and shooting hoops on that rim. As I started to travel a bit more, I started to notice more and more back yard goals that had fallen into disrepair the same way my childhood rim had. I loved the idea that some other kid had spent countless hours dreaming while shooting baskets the same way I did. This series is a collection of their basketball goals.’