Russian photographers reach new, deathly heights – literally, in Sky Walking
Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 03:45 Written by JCWaitWat Monday, 21 May 2012 03:45
In the West we are very content with our memes and our photoshopped images of cats, void of the fear that one wrong move and we will fall to our untimely deaths. However in Russia a new craze is sweeping the nations young photographers. A craze which is as insane as it is impressive. Called “Sky Walking” (no Star Wars jokes here) it involves climbing vertigo-inducing heights in order to capture not only the photographer but also the enormous expanse of space behind them. Although this is the type of thing that could only happen in Mother Russia, it does make for some truly remarkable images.
One particular sky walker , Marat Dupri aged 19, told British newspaper The Daily Mail about his Sky Walking experiences:
“When I am on the roof I have a feeling that the whole world is by my feet…All my problems and trouble are left somewhere down. The height exhilarates me. I am enjoying with my hometown views. It gives me energy and fills me with enthusiasm to make new and great shots”
After the jump is a video of some of these Sky Walkers, giving you an idea of how far, or rather how high,these budding photographers are willing to go for the perfect shot. Other course it would be best to recommend that you do not try this because the last thing you want to do is slip and drop your camera. Or fall off.
- Skywalking – Russia’s Thrilling but Dangerous Photo Craze(odditycentral.com)
- Skywalking: A Dangerous New Photo Fad Popular Among Russian Teens(petapixel.com)