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Mind Over Matter

“It takes a special person to think it’s a good idea to do what we do,” says 18-year-old freestyle aerialist Mac Bohonnon. Aerial skiing is inherently dangerous. Skiers bomb down a ramp at 40+ miles an hour, launch 50 feet into the air, and perform multiple flips and twists before landing on a steep slope. They…

Text by Ryan Bradley; Photographs courtesy of Georg Gerster / Phaidon Press  In 1976, before the revolution and the fall of the shah, when Iran was a rapidly modernizing but still ancient—and open, and safe—place, pioneering aerial photographer Georg Gerster traveled there. He brought with him a letter, detailing his dream to photograph Persia from above, to capture…