At 2:46 PM on November 30, 1954, 34–year–old Ann Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama, was napping on her couch. Suddenly a nine–pound object bashed through the ceiling of her home, smashed into her radio, ricocheted off and hit her in the thigh, reports the Smithsonian. The object was a 4.5–billion years old meteorite and it left a nasty bruise in the only well–documented case of a person being struck by a rock from space.
Studies of falls’ is a photobook which attempts not only to examine the meteorite as a mysterious physical object, but also the role which chance and accident plays in our lives, taking the meteoritic fall into Ann Hodges’ life as a starting point. The book is inspired by a theory, that collisions dont’t destroy, but create things.