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Scary mid-air moments: Artist who captures himself falling

Last updated on: March 12, 2013 10:30 IST

Image: Skarbakka jumps off the railway bridge
Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Kerry Skarbakka lives on the edge, quite literally. Leaping off a rail bridge, throwing himself off a cliff, falling off a ladder this daredevil photographer captures himself in mid-air in a gripping series 'The Struggle To Right Oneself'.

He began this project to deal with the emotional pain after he lost his mother to cancer and the 9/11 attacks.

Though 'falling man' Skarbakka admits to using a safety harness while performing his stunts, he has often sustained injuries. But that has not deterred Skarbakka from taking that leap.

Come May 25, his pictures will be displayed at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

Here are some of the scariest mid-air moments that Skarbakka has captured over the last 10 years.

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Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Skarbakka tries a stunt with a barbell.

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Skarbakka is see tumbling down a wooden structure.

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Skarbakka is seen mid-air, minutes after he takes a jump.

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Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

In another daredevil stunt, Skarbakka captures himself after he jumps off a tower.

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Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Skarbakka is seen suspended in mid-air after leaping off a stone building.

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Skarbakka captures a picture of himself as he jumps off a cliff.

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Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Skarbakka is seen in the middle of a fall in a house.

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Image: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

With the help of some rigging gear Skarbakka is taking a leap.

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Skarbakka throws himself down a flight of stairs as he clicks this picture.

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Skarbakka photographs himself falling from a step ladder at his home in Prescott, Arizona.

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Skarbakka captures himself as he falls freely off a cliff.

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Skarbakka throws himself through a glass window.

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Skarbakka clicks himself seconds after he takes a leap.

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In this picture, Skarbakka photographs himself mid-air as he jumps off a hill.

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Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Skarbakka photographs himself falling among snow-capped mountains.

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Skarbakka is seen at a distance seconds before he falls into the water.

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Photographs: Kerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Skarbakka captures himself falling on a street.

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Photographs: Kerry SKerry Skarbakka, Courtesy: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Skarbakka clicks himself as he tries some stunts on a bicycle.

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