Recently, a series of selfies shot by Kirill Oreshkin, a Russian photographer, are stunning the world. In these photos, you can see him standing at the windowsill of skyscrapers, sitting on the top gallery of an office building or walking on the bearing bar of a bridge. What surprises person most is that he never uses any safety rope or climbing gear. ”Using safety measures changes something—no one is going to recognize that you really risked your life.” He told a news reporter so.
Starting in 2008, he has scaled more than 30 high-rise buildings including Moscow’s 1,109 feet Mercury City Tower and Evolution Tower, the highest skyscraper in Europe. “What’s going through my head when I’m up there? Nothing special”, He said, “I just try to think about hanging tight and staying alive.”
Few of us have the courage or capacity to gain Kirill’s experience, and at least we can enjoy these terrifying but super cool photos.