What happens when you fall face first? Do you fly or do you get grounded? Do you have those animated birds circling over your head or are you just knocked out? After Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan met with an accident, in which he fell face first, he decided to document the peculiarity of the fall in a series of photographs. He asked models to pose in that singular manner and the result is incredible.
The first fall
A tragicomic display of a person falling
Each image has a unique thread running through
You will notice that every person is holding on to some material item
It is when they try to protect that item, they take the fall
The risk is high, even fatal but materialism dominates
And they can take a tumble in tennis courts, too
Giordoan lost a third of his right arm’s strength because of trying to hold on to the thing in his hand
People sacrifice a part of their body to protect inanimate objects
Tumbles and tumbles
They’re all at once shocking…
And they come out of their homes, too
Some are hilarious
Credit: Sandro Giordoan’s project, IN EXTREMIS. More of his works can be seen here.