Just when the craze around the deadly KiKi challenge is fading, a new (but, this time meaningful) photo challenge has replaced it. The 'Falling Stars Challenge' is a trend in which people are posing in pictures lying flat on their faces as if they have fallen down. It's already viral on Instagram with #fallingstar2018 or #fallingstarschallenge and the photos might make you think deeper.
The idea behind is that a photograph is not just a good array of light captured by a great lens, but the reflection of an idea. And the idea behind the #fallingstarschallenge is "the loss of composure when a person unexpectedly goes ass-over-teakettle," says the man behind it.
While we hold onto the concept of things coming together, photographer Sandro Giordano's photo series celebrates the beauty of falling apart.
The photos show black rotten side of all of us. "For every single photo, I create a story. In most cases, I tell of common people incurring classic everyday accidents, revealing where possible, the black rotten side of everyone of us," Giordano said.
The series is a consequence of an accident Giordano had suffered last summer. As he fell from his bicycle, he held onto the objects he was carrying instead of protecting himself.
The series is a result of Giordano's personal philosophy where he noticed a pattern of personal philosophy in people falling down, and he was uncomfortable with it.
"We live in sad times when material things, expensive or not, have become more important than our own lives. I started feeling the need to capture that exact moment--the moment of the impact. I wanted to do it ironically, and play down the seriousness," he said.