Urbex Photography Taken to the Next Level: On Top of Christ the Redeemer

Urbex Photography Taken to the Next Level: On Top of Christ the Redeemer

When looking at urbex photographer’s work, one can only wonder how they get in some places. Often these photographers will go to crazy locations just to get a single picture. Sometimes risking their life – or so it seems like – to get that adrenaline spike and a picture no one has ever captured before.

In a world where everything has been done and shot a million times, it is quite easy to understand their burning desire to get a unique picture. Something no one thought possible until proven otherwise. Just like I thought it would be impossible to take a photo from Rio Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer statue before seeing the following pictures. However, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, two Russians on holiday in South America last summer, proved me wrong.

What photographer never dreamt of taking a picture of and from one the (new) seven wonders of the world with absolutely no one around? Something most of us would believe impossible. To make this happen, Vadim and Vitaliy had to scout the location before hand during the day, and act at night. Looking at the video above, it seems like they did not have any trouble achieving their goal. Most likely (and unfortunately) because the police in Brazil have better things to do than secure the access to monuments.

What do you guys think of this kind of photography? Is urbex something you do? Do you think people doing urbex are putting their life as well as others in danger? Was it disrespectful to access illegally this famous monument?


Via [Vitaliy’s blog]

Video of Christ the Redeemer

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