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Photographer Giasco Bertoli says the image of an empty, but well-worn, tennis court possesses a "kind of eroticism, like the memory of a former lover one still feels for." While he's fascinated by the idea of the courts' histories and what he calls "the ceremonial combat" of an organized competition, his work also highlights the context and placement of the courts whether they be in cities, on rural landscapes, or within small villages. The courts are all in various states of disrepair, and the dilapidated ones in idyllic settings offer the most severe contrast.

Tennis Courts II is available from Nieves.