有人爱拍名人跳,像之前介绍过的一代摄影宗师Philippe Halsman;有人却喜欢在世界的不同角落以拍下自己倒立的方式记录人生,比如这位1937年出生于加利福尼亚的艺术家Robert Kinmont。说起来,他的经历也颇为传奇:他是摄影师,雕刻和雕塑艺术家。曾在1970年代初放弃艺术创作隐居田园,他研读佛学,创办过艺术学校,还做过木匠。等他重回艺术怀抱的时候,他又开始玩儿起木头雕刻了。

As a rule, people do not handstand on the edge of cliffs, or in the middle of streams, or among many sinister-looking rocks. The garden is a better place to practice, but, having stumbled across conceptual artist Robert Kinmont’s series 8 Natural Handstands – a project very successfully completed in the ‘60s before Kinmont, then aged 30, retired for a while, fed-up with the art world which had until then only offered him glimpses of recognition – we’d question the point. There are no greater handstands than these.