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Exploring NYC with Vic Invades, the Self-Proclaimed ‘Robin Hood’ of Photography

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The New York Times recently published this 6-minute Op-Doc (“opinion documentary”) about the work of urbex (“urban exploration”) photographer Vic Invades (real name Victor Thomas).

Thomas has attracted over 19,000 to his Instagram account by finding interesting and dangerous vantage points in New York City, often by illegally trespassing.

“Yes, it’s illegal, and yes, it’s dangerous, but it’s in the name of creation and beauty,” writes filmmaker Matthew Bate at the Times. “I believe Vic when he describes himself as the ‘Robin Hood’ of photography — stealing views generally reserved for the few, and sharing them with us all.”

Here are some photos from Thomas’ Instagram account:

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A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

A photo posted by #Invades? (@vic.invades) on

(via New York Times via Imaging Resource)

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