Filed under: Bread City, Endangered Aesthetics, Photography, Poetry | Tags: Basketball Archeology, Basketball Culture, Street Basketball
Swishing on chain nets
the very last cigarette
the first bowl of cereal
subway timing miracles
crisp American dollars.
Filed under: Bread City, Brooklyn, Movies, Sports Photography | Tags: Basketball Documentary, Booger Smith, Soul in the Hole, Street Basketball
Soul In The Hole is one of the all-time great and most seriously slept-on basketball documentaries. It’s about NYC streetball legend Ed “Booger” Smith and his mentor, Kenny Jones. But more than that it’s just a beautiful glimpse at a summer in Brooklyn, circa 1993. Good early-90s hip-hop track, too.
I stumbled upon the full movie on youtube, subtitled in Finnish and split up into nine parts. Requisite viewing for anyone into: Hoop Dreams, Do The Right Thing, Block Parties, Finnish Subtitles. Whoever put the movie up on youtube turned off embedding, so you have click here to watch all nine parts. Peep it.
Filed under: Basketball, Bread City, New York City, Photography | Tags: New York City Culture, Polaroid Photography, Street Basketball
photo by Horatio Baltz