Me flying through the air

April 23, 2010 at 3:10 am (Art and Photography) (, , , , , )

A little distraction for us all as I get ready for my big trip to Germany–

As many people know I do/did aerial silks; I trained for a couple years, stopped because I needed shoulder surgery (partially related to silks, partially to other extreme sports), started again, stopped because I was plum broke and couldn’t afford classes, and then started again, this time just training with a friend.  I’m trying to re-learn everything I had learned over the last several years, and eventually get back into a class I can afford without having fallen too far behind.

Anyways my training partner Sonja has been bringing a few photographer friends by, and one of them put the pics up on his website.  There are only a few of me, but they are really fabulous!  I thought I’d share them with you so you can see what I do for fun.

Here’s me setting up for a drop! ^^^

Here’s me flying through the air! ^^^

FWOOM! This is all the same drop ^^^

It’s not technically supposed to go like this ^^^ I realized my fabric was getting in my face so I caught it mid-drop and threw it. ;)

Landing ^^^ That was about 2 seconds worth of movement- fast camera, huh?

A few more pics of me and many of my training buddy are here on Igor’s website. Check out his other work- you won’t be disappointed!!

Hope you like!

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3 Comments

  1. shopusagirl said,

    WOW! This is beautiful! I’ve always wanted to try this. :)

    • Amanda White said,

      Do it! There are places to learn all over the country- search for circus training or aerial acrobatics. Or trapeze schools, as many also teach silks and other skills.

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