Photographer Andrew Shaylor captures portraits of circus performers.

Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers

Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers: http://www.shaylorphoto.com/

Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers

Rediscovered: Frederick W. Glasier. Glasier made extraordinary photographs of the American circus during its heyday.

Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier

The muscular Pasquali Brothers were one of many strongman acts on the British music hall circuits. Combining their power with acrobatic skills must have increased their popularity. (1890)

The muscular Pasquali Brothers were one of many strongman acts on the British music hall circuits. Combining their power with acrobatic skills must have increased their popularity.

Whilst the word Circus makes us think of clowns and elephants, the other side of that world is the death defying high-wire acts of the Aerial Performers.    These amazing underwater images of performers were created by Los Angeles photographer Brett Stanley as part of a groundbreaking series of photographs showcasing various sports under the water. Brett's previous shots of Pole Dancers underwater received international attention, after going viral last year.

These Underwater Photos Of Circus Performers Will Blow Your Mind

Whilst the word Circus makes us think of clowns and elephants, the other side of that world is the death defying high-wire acts of the Aerial Performers. These amazing underwater images of performers were created by Los Angeles photographer Brett Stanley

My favorite sideshow freaks of all time | Heather Holliday and Donny Vomit :-)

Sideshow folk (Donny Vomit and Heather Holliday) photographed by Bill Steber

There is a section in our piece where the aerial artist is lifted up into the air. It requires everyones strength, trust and focus which helps give the impression of co- operation and a close family relationship within the circus. Much like this image.

There is a section in our piece where the aerial artist is lifted up into the air. It requires everyones strength, trust and focus which helps give the impression of co- operation and a close family relationship within the circus.

"Lovely DOLLY JACOBS, winner of two special awards at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo, performs on the Roman rings in the 109th Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus."

"Lovely DOLLY JACOBS, winner of two special awards at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo, performs on the Roman rings in the Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

1950s Man Shirtless on highwire practice bicycle with two women circus performers

Man Shirtless on highwire practice bicycle with two women circus performers by Christian Montone

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