Monday, July 18

Photographers in Focus: Ethan Sprague

"'I like to work with nutcases, people who don't conform,' says Milan-born filmmaker Alex Grazioli, who found the oddball photographer and subject of Ethan Sprague: The Camera and the Cage through yet another unorthodox character. Grazioli, who splits his time between New York City and London, was working on a feature documentary about Abel Ferrara, and after sharing a slice at Gotham’s famed Joe’s Pizza, Ferrara suggested they go watch some basketball down the street. Grazioli was struck by the in-your-face nature of the games at the courts on the corner of West 4th Street and 6th Avenue, where a fence barely separates players from passersby and onlookers. ..."
W - West Fourth Street Courts
amazon: Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court
The Cage (Street Basketball NYC) (Video)