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Gutsy Photog Rappels Down Skyscrapers to Capture Stunning Architecture Shots


Architecture shots are often taken from one of three places: the ground, the roof, or inside a building looking out. That’s because the only real alternative after that is to take your photos from outside the building, while being on neither the roof nor the ground.

If that sounds like something only Peter Parker ever managed, think again. Parisian photographer Carlos Ayesta‘s Vertical Architecture photos take advantage of a vantage point once reserved for Spiderman.

The video at the top shows you how Ayesta manages it. Using a ton of safety equipment and what we can only assume is an equally vast amount of experience and preparation (don’t try this at home…) he rappels down tall buildings and skyscrapers, capturing stunning and unique architecture shots in the process.





Here’s a short slideshow of the kinds of shots the daredevil photog has captured thus far:

The photos often juxtapose the small, private interior offices he captures with larger cityscapes in the background or found in a window’s reflection. “I take pictures of towers, offices and homes, and I am able to capture the people working and living within those spaces,” Ayesta told Dezeen. “The window reflections are magical — you can see life and the landscapes within the same frame.”

Over the course of his career, Ayesta has rappelled down the Eiffel Tower, La Grande Arche de la Défense, the EQHO Tower, the Sequoia Tower and the Center of New Industries and Technologies (better known as CNIT).

To see more of his vertigo-inducing photography, be sure to watch that slideshow, visit the Dezeen interview mentioned above, and head over to his website by clicking here.

(via Imaging Resource)