I have said before that the easy access to phones able to capture video really takes away from the number of quality body suspension videos you can find. People have become so accustomed to the ability to shoot a video quickly and effortlessly, that they tend to forget how much of the art is lost in that. Digging through the multiple dark, shaky, or blurry iphone shots online, it makes me so excited when I stumble across a well made video like the one featured here. It certainly doesn’t hurt that it includes a beautiful young lady not only performing her first suspension, but hanging as gracefully as if she had done it a hundred times before.
Juniper and husband Fredrick Zal are featured in this video, sharing in the experience of her first body suspension back in 2010. When Juniper approached her (then) fiance Fredrick with her interest in suspending, he began to reach out to the contacts he had to help make it possible for her. He contacted Chris Hoffman, a piercer that he knew had worked with body suspension photo shoots in the past, and from there they were able to pull together the rest of the elements they needed to document the suspension.
Juniper said that, for her, getting in the air was the hardest part, but she was able to do it with Fredrick talking her through it. She compared the experience to hitting the reset button in her brain, saying that it was ” excruciating, exhilarating, and not something to be undertaken lightly.” Body suspension is something that is a different experience for everyone that does it, but I’m sure most of us can relate to the intensity of your first time in the air. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible moment you had Juniper!