This magazine is not about the NCAA, the NBA nor any of the Pro Leagues. It is not about the show, its coaches and performers. This is not about the money, the sponsors and the media.

It's about the true essence of the game, this universal movement taking place on the playgrounds : pick-up basketball.

Everyday, millions of souls haunt the courts with passion, love and dedication. Some compete for the pride and social status earned on the blacktop, others use it to heal the wounds or escape the daily routine. 

As an active member of the community, I started capturing the sport in 2004 - from my hometown in France to more than 50 cities across the globe - witnessing the game’s aesthetic and highlighting the hallowed architecture and landscape of each playground. ASPHALT CHRONICLES is an endless photographic pilgrimage and is my reverence to basketball. 


Kevin Couliau.

Richard Bertetic

Vincent Dumond & Charline Gassot
dvmg.tv / charlinegassot.com