Post edited 9:55 am – April 29, 2012 by admin
Petapixel.com has profiled "Skywalking" as a photo fad among Russian teens. It indeed, does look dangerous especially based on the rusted ladder a young male is climbing in one photo.
"Skywalking basically involves a photographer making his way up to a death-defying height, and snapping a photo that’s meant to give you both a perspective you’ve never seen before, and that feeling like your stomach just made its way into your throat." (link)
Russian photographer Vadim Mahorov has taken several images the evoke the "Skywalking" feel.
I understand that perceptions of risk are not the same in all parts of the world but this seem reckless. Is this conveying something, is it art or is it a thrillseeker's "adrenaline porn"? Should students do something like this for assignments?