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!


  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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