Recurring Model

This was the third time I encountered the “Santa Monica Daredevil,” as I call him. It had been a while, almost a year, since I last photographed him. As usual, as I was walking around Palisades Park, with my camera at hand, he just materialized in front of me and I just kept shooting without much thinking. At first, the sun was behind him, so I shot some silhouettes. As he passed by me, I made some shots with the golden light on him and the Santa Monica beach and pier below. Next time I should go after him and ask him what’s his deal… 🙂

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Santa Monica Daredevil

Twice in the past weeks, I happened to catch this man doing some pretty risky stunts at Palisades Park, in Santa Monica. Both times he was running, doing handstands and other tricks on top of the narrow concrete wall above the Santa Monica bluffs. Below, on one side of him, was the Pacific Coast Highway. One false step and he would almost certainly fall onto the highway traffic and possibly die. On the other side, a less threatening but busy ramp where cars coming from the PCH exit to Santa Monica. I don’t know for sure but I suspect it’s illegal to do this… Yet, he keeps coming back. Until the next time, here are two slideshows from the two days I caught his act. Some friends suspect I’ve become a groupie of the unknown stuntman, but it was really a coincidence. 🙂

The latest, on February 6.

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The first time, on January 21

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