Basketball is a religion, the park is my church - a claim we illustrated in motion throughout our documentary Doin' It In The Park.
If we take into account the narratives, sacred histories and spiritually surrounding basketball culture, it makes no doubt the sport should be considered as a religion.
The regulars share a lifestyle, beliefs and all commute on the same universal sanctuary : The Park.
No matter its location, the functions are the same - physical outlet, education, social integration - but its holy dimension resides in its capacity of healing wounds, an outdoor parlor with a hoop as the priest.
As an active member of this community, I started capturing these heavenly visions in 2004 - from my hometown in France to more than 50 cities across the globe - highlighting the hallowed architecture and landscape of each playground. This endless photographic pilgrimage of mine is my reverence to basketball.
- I'm a believer.