Tennis is all about going left-to-right inside the imaginary box or right-to-left depending on where are you sitting on the stadium. But there can be a different approach to it, capturing the moment, the difference between the stillness behind the player and his speed. The weirdness of watching a tennis game through the camera. Here is how IK looked at it by visiting an event that was supposed to bring tennis back to LA.
"The Bryan brothers participated in an exhibition at Pauley Pavilion, on the U.C.L.A. campus. They were pitted against the current men’s world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, and his childhood idol, Sampras, a 14-time major winner and former world No. 1. The event, which also featured two singles matches, was organized by Justin Gimelstob, a former player, and Mardy Fish, a Los Angeles resident who until recently was the top-ranked American.
New York Times
We took some pictures of Hollywood stars that day but are not gonna post any of them. Because this story is not about them, it is about a unique pov of the beholder that you can have on anything if you make that choice.
Photography by Matt Wessen, story by Anna Wessen