Ghost Runner

Ghost Runner

Ghost Runner © 2008 Bo Mackison

Aerial act at the Dane County Fair in Madison, Wisconsin. The eerie effect matched the sultry summer feel of the night, the aerialist maneuvering a hundred feet in the night sky. Whatever would possess someone to choose this as an ambition? Nerves of steel, as the saying goes? Risk-taker? Ghost runner.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. my fav. like kara walker’s stuff

  2. I never could understand what motivates people to take these kinds of dare-devil risks. Without them – however – you wouldn’t have the opportunity to have captured such a spectacular image. Really nice!

  3. This is a very cool photo, Bo. Great capture.

    I used to want to fly through the air on the trapeze. I can sort of understand why someone would want to do this. Not that I have a desire to fly through the air on anything these days. lol!

  4. I think the blur adds to the sense of this one. Nice tones.

  5. You wouldn’t get me up there. I agree with Laurie’s comment on the blur. Very cool shot.

  6. Good photos Bo! This one intrigues me..I like the mystery of the photo, and why someone choses to do this! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

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