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    I recently acquired suspension frame for my studio and now actively learning how to use it. Here is one of the pictures I took some time ago.
    Criticism and suggestions are welcome, since, as I said, I’m only started learning suspensions “how to”.


    Ariel Anderssen

    Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry, I missed this post and only just saw your picture – I don’t look in this part of the forum very often.


    It’s absolutely amazing I think; so beautiful. I think the best suspensions quite often look effortless, as though the model just paused in this position perfectly comfortably. I’m sure it wasn’t comfortable, and I imagine it was quite the opposite of effortless to tie – but the effect is absolutely gorgeous.

    I love it, and would really like to see any more pictures you’ve done – thank you for sharing it with everyone.



    Ariel, thank you for very positive reply!
    Since I still learn how to do suspensions, I do not have many examples to share. Here is one more of them. It is not that hard to handle, though.



    Suspension isn’t really my thing but I have to admit I’m fascinated by the details. How do you rig them? Tie the model lying on the floor or sitting on a chair and then carefully hoist her up?

    I bet you really have to understand some physics and anatomy and do some careful planning to make this all work safely.



    You are correct about physics and anatomy. Yes, I have to understand it much more clear than in usual rigging. Although it is very interesting and gives rewarding emotions when this or that suspension (especially difficult one) come out successfully. Yes, not all suspensions are successful, because all girls are different in many ways. For example, some of them allow upside down suspensions, while some does not.

    And about rigging – usually I rig models standing on the floor or on the chair, and after that I suspend them, tying one leg and then another.



    One more suspension, which I use quite often recently.

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