Ascension: Ritualistic Acts of Pain and Salvation

Philip Barbosa


Ascension, Ritualistic Acts of Pain and Salvation: A photographic study of psychological discipline and physical impossibility. Witness an average man, the flesh penetrated and skewered deeply with shark fishing hooks! Behold a mere mortal transformed and fueled only by his own free will... Ferociously pulling, twisting, and stretching hooked appendages to modify the pasty dermal landscape of his hide and finally ascending to new heights, literally! This is NO ILLUSION! What you see is real...

Curated by Bob Carnie