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On The Roofs with Vitaliy Raskalov

7 years ago

7 days, 7 images on the World Photography Organisation Instagram feed

#WPOfavs feature: the death-defying photography of @raskalov - Vitaliy Raskalov & Vadim Makhorov explore the world in a way that is unfathomable to most: they scale its tallest buildings, bridges, and industrial structures with no safety equipment, and there, up high, they take some spectacular photographs. 

"The fearless duo achieved international fame after their adventure in Shanghai in 2014, when at the height of 650 meters they had to wait for 18 very long hours before wind finally scattered the clouds and opened up the view of the city. The next daring stunts were the hacking of the billboard on top of one of Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper and the ascent to the summit of the Shenzhen financial center, the second tallest building in the world. Their daredevil videos get dozens of millions of views, while their extreme photographs, conveying the death-defying delight of successful ascension, are snapped up by prominent international publishers."