Urban Exploration: Vertigo-Inducing Examples of Rooftopping Photography
Rooftopping is becoming a popular craze, especially in Canada, but starting to spread globally. If you wish to participate in rooftopping, you need a good camera, a good head for heights and nerves of steel! One of the ways to get unusual perspective shots has always been by looking up, particularly at architecture.
Rooftopping is all about looking down and standing on the roofs of very tall buildings. A hobby full of peril, but a great fix for any adrenalin junkies out there! The best view to see any places, cities or even the world is usually from the top. The higher you go, the further you get to see. Not many people have the chance to ascend tall buildings and structures to catch a glimpse of beautiful scenery however today we are able to do so through the lens of talented photographers.
In this article we are featuring some rooftopping shots from a selection of outstanding photographers. Let’s travel with them and perhaps you will see a different perspective to the place we live in.
Rooftopping Photography – Don’t Look Down!
Aurelie Curie is an urban and industrial photographer. She has taken many awesome rooftopping shots.
Tom Ryaboi likes to travel and see the world where he hopes to learn something, grow and maybe leave something behind. His camera allows him to capture beautiful places, interesting people, and sometimes even himself.
Ronnie Yip takes photographs from the streets of Toronto, or wherever else he happens to be.
Javin is a master of putting square pegs into round holes. He makes every effort to find the nooks and crannies that exemplify our man-made playground. The aim of his work is to allow you, the audience, to feel the sense of awe that is reminiscent of your childhood. He wants to alter the paradigm that you feel with your environment.
Neil Ta loves photography and capturing what he gets to witness everyday is what motivates him. Whether he is in familiar surroundings, at a banquet hall shooting a wedding or off the beaten path in a hillside village in Northern Vietnam, he wants to connect with people with humor, joy, and a light attitude. He wants to do this while capturing images that are poignant and timeless. He believes there is art and beauty everywhere and it is his job to find it.
Jen Tse is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and photographer currently living in Aarhus, Denmark. She writes, take photos, goes on adventures, and loves breakfast. She will never say no to tea and stroopwafels.
Jason Pierce loves urban and architectural photography, specifically because anyone can relate to it, and he likes to see new places and perspectives. Oddly enough, his fear of heights has made him gravitate towards rooftop photography.
Remnev is a young rooftopping photographer from Russia. He is among around 200 photographers in Russia that do this type of risky photography — most of them young students.
Ivan Kuznetsov is another talented photographer from Russia.
Vadim Mahora is also one of the Russian photographers who illegally climbed to the top of the Great Pyramid, resulting in some breath-taking shots of Giza that went viral almost overnight.
Hopefully you enjoyed viewing these remarkable photographs that literally put the photographer’s life in danger for his/her art.
Have you come across any rooftopping photographs or photographers that you think should have been included in this showcase? Do you think you have the nerves of steel required to do some rooftopping of your own? Please share your links and opinions with us in the comments section below.