To explain his work, Kerry Skarbakka cites ” Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty" .
Each of the photographs shows Skarbakka in a seemingly horrible predicament, whether it’s falling off the edge of a high bridge, tumbling down a flight of stairs, or losing his balance on a step ladder.
His main photo series is titled .The Struggle to Right Oneself Skarbakka writes that his goal with the images is to capture the feeling of uncertainty everyone feels about life.
The photographs are not copy-and-paste digital creations: they actually show Skarbakka in the act of plummeting to the Earth. His trick is that he uses climbing gear, ropes, and other rigging in order to stop his fall before his body actually makes painful contact with the ground.