I really enjoy photographs capturing a moment in time that almost can’t be described in words. This image is one of those. Sure you can describe the situation as a woman is getting the final checks on the rigging before a suicide suspension, but it’s what’s going on between the two of them that really speaks the loudest.
This is that moment, just before she is to be lifted off the ground. The quiet intensity of both the suspender and suspendee. The final preparations right before some goes through a potentially life defining moment.
The image was submitted anonymously, but I really would like to know the story behind it. Was it her first suspension? What was going through her mind at that moment?
Then again, part of the allure of the image is in not knowing. So I’ll just leave it here for you to enjoy.
To see the rest of the images in this series and others like it, check out the suspension galleries.