Kevin Couliau articulates the beauty of basketball through photographs that express the nature, aesthetic and culture of the sport.
Inspired by an early love for the game, the Paris-based photographer and filmmaker searches for stories that reveal basketball's impact on individuals and their communities, while demonstrating its universality throughout the world. Couliaus' acute awareness of sociology, urban design and architecture converge into the composition and content of his photographs, and in 2012 culminated into the award-winning documentary Doin’It In The Park , a film featuring New York City’s most prolific basketball courts and its historical pick-up basketball scene. Kevin Couliau publishes an independent magazine Asphalt Chronicles that distills topics and aesthetics of pick-up basketball culture. In addition he works on assignments globally for commercial clients including the NBA and Nike.
“The City Game” (collaborative show), Commissioned by the Museum of The City of New York - New York City, USA.
“Rise”, Commissioned by Trajectoire Studio - Espace Amelot - Paris, France.
“Sphere of Influence”, Commissioned by Jordan Brand - Atelier Martel - Paris, France
“Making Peace” (collaborative show), Commissioned by Making Peace -Toronto, Canada
‘‘Sphere d’Influence’’, Commissioned by Mairie du 9ème - Paris, France.
“Basketball is Everywhere” (collaborative show), Commissioned by FIBA - Geneva, Switzerland.
“Doin’ It In The Park”, Commissioned by Rush Art Gallery - New York City, USA.
‘‘Hoop Moods’’, Palazzo Italia - Berlin, Germany.
“The Park is my Church”, Commissioned by Double Clutch - Verona, Italy.
“NY Raised” (collaborative show), Commissioned by Raised - West 4th. St Courts - New York City, USA.