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This Photographer Takes Shots Of Himself Falling From Just About Everywhere
January 16, 2013
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We came across these photos and thought they were incredibly well done. They're from an American artist and photographer Kerry Skarbakka.

In this series - entitled 'The Struggle To Right Onself' - Skarbakka photographs himself falling.

Falling from a tree or from a ladder, slipping in the shower or down the stairs, even teetering on the edge of a railway bridge or a rock face.


Skarbakka says there's no computer trickery involved. But he does use special climbing gear and other rigging to achieve each shot.

In some cases, he'll get rid of the rigging with photoshop if he can't hide it with his body.

In other cases, he does the photo without using anything. He just falls.


With each photo, he sets up the camera where he wants it and then his girlfriend snaps the shot. He's had a few injuries along the way - broken ribs, sprained ankles but nothing too serious.

Skarbakka says it's all about trying to create tensions and anxieties, and represent the feeling we all have at times - a feeling of being out of control and out of balance.


You can see a lot more of Skarbakka's work on his website. And here's an interview he did with Matt Lauer on The Today Show.


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