At 30 years old, Riley Harper has already accrued almost a quarter century of experience as a stuntman. It was the family trade, and his dad got him his first job on set (falling down some stairs) when he was six. Since then, he’s spent the majority of his working life crashing cars, being set on fire and taking punches on behalf of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. He talks to Bella Gladman about the serious work behind being a professional This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 48 Jordan Casteel The acclaimed painter of people—and now plants. Arts & Culture Issue 48 The Sweet Spot How long is the perfect vacation? Arts & Culture Issue 48 Cliff Tan Four questions for a feng shui guru. Arts & Culture Issue 48 Figure Skating with Mirai Nagasu The Olympic athlete has known glory, pain and transcendence on the ice. Arts & Culture Issue 48 Sweet Nothing On the virtues of hanging out. Arts & Culture Issue 48 The Art of Fashion On what artists’ clothes communicate.