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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just don't look down: Thrill-seeking photography craze brings STUNNING results from the top of the world


If you don't have a head for heights look away now. 'Rooftopping' the new photography craze pushes photographers to the limit as they hang off skyscrapers to capture the perfect image.

Anyone scared of heights need not apply.

It is one of the most gut-wrenching experiences imaginable, but 'Rooftopping', a new heart-stopping photography craze is sweeping across the globe.

Those brave enough to give it a try must go to the tops of the world's tallest buildings, shimmy to the side and then hang off the edge in a bid to capture the perfect picture.

Travel photographer Tom Ryaboi has spent his life dangling from buildings trying to achieve what he calls the ultimate rush. He said: 'When you climb to the top of a skyscraper and open its hatch for the first time, a pure rush of adrenaline hits you as you overlook the city from above.

Risky business: The stunning photography shots produce amazing results but photographers have to go to extreme lengths to capture the images

'There is a group of very dedicated individuals who will not rest until they are able to stand on every roof in the city and call it theirs, even if it's just for a minute or two.'

Describing his passion for 'Rooftopping' Mr Ryaboi, whose skyline shots of Toronto are putting 'Rooftopping' on the map, said: 'To this day my father often likes to tell the story of when he came home for work one day, my mother was already at home, and I was sitting on top of the fridge looking down on both of them.

'I was almost two years old then and they are still trying to figure out how I got up there. Here I am, 25 years later, still trying to sit on top of the tallest things I see.

'It is quite addictive, standing on top of the world, but there is something more. There is really only one way to find out what that is... I urge you to get on a roof and discover it for yourself.'

Curvy number: The new style of skyline photography has become an internet sensation and is sweeping the globe as photographers dangle off buildings

City of light: These urban images are revolutionising the way photographers capture images, though they must brave the heights to get spectacular results

The ultimate rush? Photographer Tom Ryaboi said standing on top of the world's tallest buildings, even if for only a minute, provides an a pure rush of adrenaline

source: dailymail


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