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Shanghai’s Ka Xiaoxi captures basketball kids for Nike

A fantastic peek into the lives of some young basketball-lovers here by way of Shanghai photographer Ka Xiaoxi. A self-professed lover of street culture, Ka Xiaoxi churns out brightly-lit 35mm photographs for big brands like Converse, Bloomberg Businessweek, Volkswagen and The New York Times. This series entitled Basketball Kids was shot for Nike, and depicts some happy, healthy teens squeaking their sneakers around indoor and outdoor basketball courts all over Shanghai. Rather then your run-of-the-mill court side shots, Ka Xiaoxi has spent time with these young whippersnappers larking around after practice, cackling in sports shops and showing off in the way only teenage boys can. You can smell the Lynx and basketball rubber from all the way over here in the UK.

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