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Ward Roberts: Courts

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Stranger than the absence of people playing or spectating, I think, is the coordinating colours of these uncanny courts. As part of a stellar update, photographer Ward Roberts has captured what appears to be a perfect tension between the open space and the graphic lines that hit a horizon onto which the most remarkable and banal architecture rises up. Empty playing grounds is a somehow mystical subject (see Giasco Bertoli’s tennis courts series), anticipating action and yet strangely uninhabitable when seen in this curious and quiet light.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.