Tom Ryaboi is a photographer who revels in exposing the conventional urban landscape from above. Ryaboi, a veteran of “rooftopping” photography, has been taking these vertigo-inducing shots from fantastically high heights since 2007, both in his native Toronto and beyond (our own Eric Jaffe interviewed him about last year).
Ryaboi recently added a new set of daring images to his Rooftopping series. These incorporate many of the friends who joined him on urban climbing adventures. Their silhouettes are set off against the expansive skyline. The photographs highlight the sense of adventure, and the guts necessary to snap these unusual images.
“It was important to include people in my photos because they are the real story here. The cities are beautiful, but how we use them is much more relevant,” Ryaboi writes in an email.
Ryaboi explains that the new images capture the mindset that lies behind the rooftopping…
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