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How Do They Do It?
Photograph by Dave Yoder

Butterfly wings fluttering gracefully, young ladies float far above the floor. It all looks so feminine and delicate and lovely, until you realize that each of the performers is suspended by her hair. Lightweight little girls are joined in the "Hair Hang" act by older—taller, heavier—acrobats, all of whom have their long hair specially braided through metal rings to maximize lift and minimize discomfort.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R7
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 400
Lens: 35mm f/2
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.0

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light



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