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It's getting to be time for Or It Didn't Happen Photography to make its debut, and I still need some crazy things to put into the gallery! So, to that end, if you are a performer of stunts—be it unicycling, juggling, fire-spinning, fire-breathing, sword-swallowing, BASE jumping, trick-riding (horses, bicycles, motorcycles, etc.), mountain climbing, or even professional stuntwork—please let me know so that I can talk to you about photographing your act.

IMPORTANT: Please not that I will only work with performers who follow all safety precautions for their chosen stunt. No rank amateurs* are allowed, and no claims of "Oh, I've done this hundreds of times; I don't need safety procedures" will fly with me. I'll photograph some crazy stuff, but I will not have anyone's death or injury on my hands!

So . . . if you have an act that could fall into the category of "derring-do", let me know, and we'll work out a deal. Thanks!


EDIT: *There's a difference, however, between a rank amateur and a beginner. Even if you're not very good yet at what you do, as long as you make sure that you practice safely, that's enough for me. By "no rank amateurs", I mean no one who just does it on a dare or for the thrill of it. One reads about those kinds of people all the time in the Darwin Awards.


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Apr. 20th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
I would volunteer but I've only just started to learn to fire spin. I always work with safety procedures though.
Apr. 20th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Well, one of what I consider my best photos is of a beginning fire-spinner. If you can do it without setting yourself or anything else on fire (except the spinning things, of course), that's good enough for me. (I assume you'd have a friend standing by with a fire extinguisher or some such, right?)
Apr. 20th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
My point, I suppose, is that there's a difference between a "beginner" and a "rank amateur". The one knows how to be safe. The other just does it for the thrill and usually ends up Darwin Award material. ;-)
Apr. 20th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Very true. My sister and I trade off as fire watch, the poi belong to her but she is letting me learn on them.
Apr. 20th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Perfect. Like I said, as long as you're safe, I'm willing to work with you. What do you think?
Apr. 23rd, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
My sister and I have talked and once she has a chance to get some more white gas and a new safety blanket sure.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Fantastic. Do you know when that might be?
Apr. 24th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
If I pester her about it some time in the next week.
Apr. 24th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
Excellent! If we can make it some time this weekend, that would be awesome. :)
Apr. 30th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Well, you may have read that I had to have surgery again, so I'm delaying the launch of my photography business. I'd still love to photograph your fire-spinning, but I need to postpone it for a little while, at least until my foot heals.
Apr. 30th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I did read that. I would still love to. I haven't had much chance to pester my sister.
Apr. 30th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Okay, cool. I likely won't be able to do much until at least the weekend of the 12th of May, possibly later. I'll let you know.
Apr. 20th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Have you considered coming out to the Renaissance Faire to shoot? Jugglers, Fire-breathers, musicians, belly dancers, polynesian dancers, archery, axe throwing... seems like you could get a LOT in in one day.
And I have a single free ticket left, plus I can get you additional ones for a discounted price if you wanted to bring a friend. 5 weekends left including this one.
Apr. 20th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
That's a really good idea. Teri and I are making the trip up on May 12th, so I might just do that. :) (Not to mention there's the mini-Faire down here next weekend and the weekend after, which I had completely forgotten about.)

Yes, I'd love to have that ticket. How much are the discounted ones? I can send you the money for one via PayPal or some other means. Thanks!
Apr. 20th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
I get participant tickets for $19.50.

Just let me know what day you're coming, and I'll have both tickets waiting for you in an envelope at Will Call. (You can just toss me a $20 when you arrive.)
Apr. 20th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Excellent. We're definitely coming on Saturday, the 12th of May. Thank you. :)
Apr. 30th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
As you may have read, I had to have surgery on Wednesday, and I think it's unlikely that I'll be healed up enough to go to Faire on the 12th as I'd planned. And I might not be able to come up at all before Faire closes. My apologies.
Apr. 20th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
You might check out Technomania Circus; I've seen some impressive balancing, tumbling, juggling, etc. at their shows.
Apr. 20th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ah! An excellent idea. Thank you. :)
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