Skywalking is the latest photography fad in Russia, where thrill-seeking climbers seek out the highest mad made structures they can find, climb to the apexes without proper safety equipment, and then shoot photographs of themselves and breath-taking view below, often hanging in precarious position.
Photographer Alexander Remnev who captured these incredible shots in Moscow, told the Daily Mail that there are as many 200 photographers in Russia, most of them students, that do this type of risky photography. Alexander Remnev himself is only 18 years old.
Alexander and his friends often trespass in order to get to the vantage points slipping through open doors, climbing stairs or ladders to the roof. Every climb is done without a harness so it is important to keep a cool head. His biggest challenge, he said, was a building with 74 floors - a staggering 900ft tall.
He explained: “I got involved with this because I've always liked to take pictures from above. I wanted to know the unknown and conquer the unconquered. I love to watch from above as the sun sets. I also like to sit on the roof with my friends and talk about topical issues or discuss the news. As a rule, we choose buildings in Moscow but when we've got spare time we will travel to other cities.”
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