Photographers like Tom Ryaboi from Toronto clamber to the very tops of skyscrapers to give us their perspective on the urban jungle. With death-defying boldness they point their camera lenses down into the big-city canyons to capture the vertiginous view.
Cool as a cucumber, Andrew Tso sits on the roof of a Hong Kong high-rise.
Rooftopping is a precarious pursuit – and highly addictive, providing a massive adrenaline kick. To emphasise the incredible heights even more and to render the view into the abyss even more vertiginous and genuine, some of the photographers even let their feet dangle into the picture, while one of them can be seen calmly reading comics on the edge of the drop.
Viewing urban reality from this perspective is truly fascinating.
It’s fascinating viewing the urban world from this perspective – the sheer façades, the structures and patterns, the minuscule cars and people on the ground, the cascades of light and flickering neon adverts. From 100 or metres or more above ground, you suddenly gain a whole new outlook on the city – thanks to those daring photographers for whom no building is too tall.
What it looks like when Ronnie Yip looks down on Toronto.