Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan has taken to creating an ongoing series of tragic-but-humorous images that brilliantly depict people’s willingness to put the safety of their material objects ahead of their own.
Titled “_IN EXTREMIS (corpi senza pentimento)“, effectively translating to “IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret)” the series of images draws its inspiration from two painful real-life experiences.
The first was a small but consequential bicycle accident that Giordoan was in last year. By continuing to hold on to the object in his hand as his bike took the tumble, he lost 30% function in one of his hands.
Shortly following this incident, a friend of Giordoan’s experienced a similar accident. While trying to save his smartphone from plunging into a watery grave, his friend broke a leg. These incidents together sealed the deal for Giordoan and led to the series you see below.
“We live in a time where we risk material things becoming more important than our own lives, and this is really worrying,” he told the Instagram Blog.
And so, he turned to his photographic abilities and created the cringe-worthy series as a warning of sorts:
I immediately felt the urgency to capture the moment of impact. I wanted to talk about obsessions, neurosis and frailties of our times through my personal experience.
Below is a curated selection of photographs from the series for you to enjoy. You can head on over to Giordoan’s Instagram to keep up with his latest:
(via Laughing Squid)
Image credits: Photographs by Sandro Giordoan and used with permission