“Why is it,” Jonathan puzzled, “that the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he’d just spend a little time practicing? Why should that be so hard?”
This is the beginnings of a photographic body of work of aerials.
Aerials are essentially acrobatic dance performances hanging in the air on lengths of silk or other equipment. Performers climb the fabric suspended, which is generally suspended from a high ceiling, without the use of safety lines, and rely solely on their training, strength, and skill. The artists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.
For the most part, these images are shot as happened during live performances. They are post processed to optimize B&W contrast but otherwise they document the incredible levels that humans can take themselves to without embellishment.
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