face planting and falling down photographed by sandro giordano
 
face planting and falling down photographed by sandro giordano face planting and falling down photographed by sandro giordano
jun 25, 2014

face planting and falling down photographed by sandro giordano

face planting and falling down photographed by sandro giordano
all images courtesy of sandro giordano

 

 

 

for his ongoing photographic project ‘in extremis (bodies with no regret)’, italian photographer sandro giordano captures the downfall of man — literally. face plants, falling, belly flops and drops are the subject of the series, with men and women head-first into the ground, their belongings strewn around them in the inevitable mess.my photographs are short stories about a falling-down world.‘ giordano describes ‘each shot tells about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday representation of living, oppressed by appearance instead of simply existing.’ 

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘solo per amore’ (only for love)

 

 

 

the series expresses the willingness to save material things before human well being, showing the figures at the exact moment they’ve hit rock bottom. ‘they reach their limit beyond which their false self cannot go. each of them saves an object, they hold it in their hand and it symbolizes this falsification. this pretence is represented not only by the objects but also the clothes, the hairstyles and the location.’ the images have been carefully composed using live models and props, manipulated and arranged into the various disastrous scenes. after a fall, ‘the instinctive reaction is bewilderment and awkwardness towards the unlucky fate of the character, but then that same awkwardness breaks into a liberating laugh. this is the effect I want to recreate through my photographs: tell tragedy through irony.’

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘la primavera’ (the spring)

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘passato di zucca’ (mashed pumpkin)

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘l’eredita’ (the legacy)

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘las vírgenes’

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘i panni sporchi’ (the dirty clothes)

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis
‘roller hula girl’

sandro giordano captures face plants and falling down for in extremis

  • Hilarious! 😀 Great job!

    Loulou says:
  • Great job showing a series of women in deeply degrading postures. Legs splayed, butts in the air, faces obscured, artfully arranged to provide maximum titillation.
    Pratfalls are funny. Misogyny isn’t.

    mkc says:
  • lighten up mkc, the last one is a man….

    ty says:
  • Thanks for pointing that out, ty. I guess that balances out the other 10 photos. Makes things really equal, so now I can lighten up and laugh.

    mkc says:
  • Don’t listen to that, they see misogyny everywhere they look anyway.

    dbx says:

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