Chris Tubbs: Out of Doors
Chris Tubbs is a French born photographer based in London who has been creating a typology of play all over the globe. It’s a specific type of play, in particular, basketball, which appears to be a universal form of entertainment around the world.
Out of Doors
At first, I was fascinated with the idea that athletes form the Eastern bloc during the Cold War would have had such basic facilities, yet in the West, we looked on them almost as superhuman. Then this concept transposed itself on the idea of play, lost. Childhood and memories and the reality of change. A brief glimpse into the past.
I am lucky enough to travel extensively with photography and have been searching as well as stumbling on these locations all over the world. And I have always had this same feeling, wherever I might have been. Through my work, I have always strived to convey the emotion of an environment however subtle, that photography has the ability, as a sense might, to remind us all of feelings and emotions we might have forgotten.
Another aspect of the work was to put together a collection of images that would not be a quick project, but an idea that would grow and develop through perseverance and time. I am looking to publish a book and continue exhibiting the work.
(Chris Tubbs is a French born photographer based in London.)
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