Arrow man

This is impressive. Very, very impressive.

I like watching things in slow motion: you see details that you’d never previously considered; you can see what’s actually happening.

Byron Ferguson obviously has an amazing talent – his brain and body working almost robotically to detect his target, calculate its trajectory, then aim and fire an arrow from an old-fashioned, homemade bow in milliseconds – but I’m not sure how impressed I would be if I was to go to one of his shows. In real time, and without the close-up shot, there’s a certain degree of optical dexterity and even trust required to see and believe what Byron does.

That’s not to suggest that what he does isn’t incredible. It really is. But for me, the camerawork and the images it produces are even more amazing.