There is something about that moment when you stop ascending and begin to fall that fascinates me.—Brad Harris
When NYC-based photographer Brad Harris isn’t shooting for clients like Apple, Nike and Rolling Stone, he can be found plunging into his personal projects where he extracts exquisite moments of character and beauty out of otherwise mundane scenarios. From his utterly lunar images of the World Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats to his regal portraits of battered boxers, exertion and the roar of the crowd are stripped away, revealing the silent grace that remains.
With the competitive divers Harris shot in Los Angeles, context is abstracted, if not removed entirely. Characterized by Harris’ typical attention to crisp color, otherworldly light, and a stark elegance, we’re left with images of tightly controlled bodies, frozen as they fall through space, as if in a dream.
This post was contributed by writer and photographer Melissa Breyer.