One of the most amazing shots I have ever had the pleasure of encountering in my life. I stumbled upon this little gem after watching this video, posted on reddit a few days ago. The video depicted four teenagers, three boys, one blonde girl, climbing the cables of this bridge to the very top to take pictures. One of the boys was wearing a head camera, capturing the whole climb. The video is in russian, and so the only information I could get from it was the very credible, comments section.
In the comments section, one person noted that this picture, the one I featured above, looks like it could be them. I immediately put my google skills into action and typed the address on the watermark and stumbled upon this journal: http://dedmaxopka.livejournal.com/
It is now one of my favourite photography journals. What I like most about is its industrial atmosphere. The photographer clearly tries to capture their city from a different angle, one that is not often viewed. They climb to horrific heights, construction sites, bridges, and tour abandoned buildings, giving us a perspective of a city that is both breathtaking and condescending. Breathtaking, because of the view they give us, and condescending because it is a reminder of what we are missing out on. I particularly adore the subway photos, especially this one because it is legitimately bad-ass:
I give my kudos to these brave teenagers. True adventurers are not those who seek experience purely for adrenaline, it is those who are able to find the newness in the old and the uncanny in the familiar.
And in case you’re wondering, here’s the video that may or may not be linked to this journal:
If anyone knows who these brave younguns are, please let me know! I would love to give the proper credit.