Hammocks Suspended Above Ground

Photo credit: Sebastian Wahlhutter via My Modern Met

Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhutter captured something you don’t see everyday…hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above ground at an annual “Highline Meeting,” in which 26 athletes came together relax in 17 colorful hammocks strung up high in the sky. “I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it’s perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it’s so exposed, relaxing is not a problem. This is a gathering and special experience for everyone participating. But the hammock action is also a symbol and a tribute to the past, and should remind us that there were also other times at this place when people were killing each other. In a way, the whole concept can also be reduced to ‘building bridges’ instead of fighting each other,” said Wahlhutter. Continue reading for another video and more picturesl.

Hammocks Suspended Above Ground