This one was a lot of fun to do!
Again as I said there is no photoshopping involved. It's a perfectly ordinary, un-retouched studio photo.
It just uses a bit of old Hollywood fool-the-eye "magic".
And yes, my MAM did indeed fall a couple of times, but he couldn't fall any more than about 6" at most.
You see that while your eye tells you the shot is made looking down vertically, it was actually all done horizontally.
So how? (Should I be revealing my tricks?
Well first up there's that vertiginous background photo,......I cut the foreground ledge off that and pasted it onto some cardboard and moved it forward.
In the gap between both bits that you can't see, MAM's body is actually lying horizontally on a couple of old VHS covers that happened to be the right height and are hidden behind the ledge flat piece. He had to be balanced right on the very edge of those boxes so that they wouldn't show and his legs could "dangle" freely as though in mid-air, and that's how he slipped off and fell a few times.
Fix his hands over the front flat like he's gripping onto the ledge, then get the camera angle just right and the result fools the eye into thinking he's in real danger of slipping to certain death from a very great height.
So now I've just gone and ruined the illusion I worked so hard to set up!
Really enjoyed doing this quite simple old-style movie set up.