This is why we can’t have nice things. This photographer, whose name has been kept private (for which I’m glad honestly; witch hunting is not ok) posed a model on train tracks (which we already don’t recommend doing because one, cliche, two dangerous and three, illegal) with a train inbound and clearly visible in the frame… and he was proud of it.

The photographer “had a little fun with fear” by having him model crouch on the train tracks while a train was coming. Though not planned, instead of getting the heck out of the way, the photographer continued to take photos.

Do. Not. Do. This. I live in San Francisco, and the main train system here, Caltrain, hits pedestrians on a fairly regular basis. Pedestrians that think they can “make it” and cross the tracks before the train arrives. Rarely do they succeed.

Model on Train Tracks with Train

Model on Train Tracks with Train

 

 

I was hoping the comments would point out how much of a bad idea this was, but I was disappointed. No. This is not the “price we pay for art.”

 

Model on Train Tracks with Train Model on Train Tracks with Train Model on Train Tracks with Train

 

Guys, please be smarter than this photographer.

[Via Reddit]