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“Rooftopping” – (Part 1: The Beginning)

The latest craze for urban photographers is rooftopping.  Many people are still unfamiliar with the term unless they personally know someone who is involved in this current phenomenon.  So for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “rooftopping” you may ask, “what is it?”  Rooftopping is for those not afraid to soar to levels of  death defying heights, and are searching for a thrill and wanting to take their photographs to a whole new level (no pun intended).   As one of the best urban photographers in Toronto, Neil Ta, so eloquently summed up rooftopping as,  “the views captured from above are those from perspectives only construction workers, engineers, maintenance workers, and security personnel will ever see.”  www.neilta.ca

rooftop view | Toronto | 1/30 sec at f / 3.5, ISO 5000 |

When I just moved back to Toronto and was searching for something exciting to shoot, I came across an article about these guys:  Tom Ryaboi and Ronnie Yip.  The article was about how these guys (including Neil Ta) enter into various buildings (usually) illegally, to capture breathtaking views of the city.   thegridto.com/city/places/view-from-the-top/  I thought that moving back to Toronto after being in Paris for almost two years and Florida and Los Angeles for 10 years was going to be boring from a photography perspective until I heard about rooftopping.

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