Gravity-Defying Photos of People Falling Calmly

We've seen our fair share of gravity-defying photography, but we're not so sure we've ever viewed a series with subjects so calm while only a few inches away from impact with the ground. These perplexing images by Prague-based English teacher and clever photographer Brad Hammonds leaves viewers questioning just how he's able to remain so composed without even a hint of a wince or flinch at the prospect of hitting a hard ground within a fraction of a second.

Hammonds exhibits a remarkable calmness (especially in his relaxed facial features) in his series, titled Falling Through Space, which is meant to reflect “emotional delay.” The photographer says, “The theme of these photos centers around how one can never truly experience the full sensations of any moment until it has already passed.” He adds, “When a viewer sees one of my images and questions my safety and ability to appear so calm, I feel satisfied that my goal has been met.” Hammonds doesn't divulge all of his photographic secrets in accomplishing the gravity-defying images, but insists that planning and preparation are key to his process.

Brad Hammonds on Flickr
via [Daily Mail]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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