This Project from Adeline Mai Artfully Depicts People Falling Down

 - Nov 7, 2016
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Adeline Mai is a French photographer who is celebrated for her ability to capture her subjects in a uniquely graceful light -- something that's even carried in a more recent project that shows people falling down. For the images, Adeline Mai makes use of multiple different styles, swapping between black and white and muted full-color.

By showing her subjects in front of a backdrop of urban buildings, Adeline Mai gives the series a bit of a disturbing edge, as one is led to assume that the subjects are jumping from the windows. However, the people falling down fly through the air with an elegance that's much less sinister, making the images more representative of freedom than anything.