Sandro Giordano, in extremis, bodies with no regret, art, falling flat on your face, face plant, fail
Sandro Giordano, in extremis, bodies with no regret, art, falling flat on your face, face plant, fail

You’ll LOL At These 32 Folks Falling Flat On Their Faces

A bike accident during the summer of 2013 gave photographer Sandro Giordano the idea to start photographing people falling flat on their faces.

Working with different actor-friends, he meticulously planned out each setting, costume, and detail, adding, “I must embellish the ‘crime scene’ with as much information as possible to describe the character’s background.”

He poses his subjects as if they’ve done nothing to break their falls, their arms and limbs flailing as we witness their sudden humiliation. But for him, the hilarity and schadenfreude are only half the point.

“When you fall down…,” Giordano says, “you either die or you get up again, stronger and more aware than ever… It’s a comfortable thought knowing that there is always a lending hand ready to help pull you up to your feet, but unfortunately that’s not how things go, and this is exactly how it should be… When you are standing up again you feel you have done the most important thing and nothing and nobody can help you achieve this state of grace but yourself, with your own strengths.”

You can see the complete series, called IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret), on Giordano’s Instagram.

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