Alexander & Sons is the personal photographic work of Casey Dunn. The name comes from a mercantile owned and operated by his great great grandparents in the late 1800′s. Casey has borrowed their title to simply carry the torch and pass on the family business by sharing the stories of what is important to him. My personal favorite body of work is Dunn’s “Hoop Dreams.” I have seen this project unfold slowly over the past few years and I am so glad it is finally gathered in one place for everyone to enjoy.
I spent hundreds of hours out there over the next ten years avoiding family functions and shooting hoops on that rim. I usually spent less time working on my game and more time daydreaming. Shooting hoops has always been my escape. As I started to travel a bit more, I started to notice more and more back yard goals that had fallen into disrepair the same way my childhood rim had. I loved the idea that some other kid had spent countless hours dreaming while shooting baskets the same way I did.
Dunn has successfully captured and collected basketball goals from around the country. This is a simple idea with a complex and intricate message. Each weathered goal tells a new and different story to the viewer. The goals are not just seasoned structures, they are tales of dreams, hard work, and eventually abandonment. I have collected a few of my favorite of Casey’s photos after the jump.