You’re a teenager. In Russia. You’re bored but adventurous. You’re not afraid of heights, security guards, or dying young. And not only do you love photography but you’ve developed some mad skills in the year and half since purchasing your first Canon. So, logically, you’re going to find the absolute highest places in Moscow to strut your stuff. Russian student Marat Dupri—and a group of like-minded Russian photobugs dubbed “skywalkers”—are taking risks even Darth Vader might shy away from. It starts with climbing onto rooftops and capturing a bird’s eye view of the neighborhood or fields beyond.
But once the rush of the rooftop has been exhausted, where does one find the next logical, adrenaline-inducing venue? Why, the tallest towers, the highest buildings, the straightest statues, of course, all without the benefit of safety harnesses, and definitely without the permission of site owners or managers. Skywalkers are taking the Internet by storm, with shots reaching viral status and circling the globe from sea to shining sea. While no one has died in pursuit of such staggering, tummy-twisting imagery, critics are worried that tragedy is not far behind. Acrophobes and those with fair stomachs need not apply. Via PetaPixel, Daily Mail.
[quote] I’ve also taken pictures from a 270-metre-high radio mast that was still in use. I got a huge adrenalin rush from taking the pictures, but I had a severe headache for several days after – I think it was from radiation. It was worth it to get such amazing photos though.” [/quote]