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Photographer Abseils Down Paris Skyscrapers

By Ruth Dunn on August 8th 2013

If you were working in a high rise office I bet the last thing you would expect to see out your window is a photographer sailing past. But many Parisians have experienced this scenario as Caracas-born photographer Carlos Ayesta gears up and abseils down skyscrapers to get the best angles for his photographs.

Ayesta’s urban spelunking has resulted in some amazing architectural photographs. With the help of a team, the daredevil photographer has swung from the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Center of New Industries and Technologies.

There is certainly an element of enjoying the thrill of being so high up, but the main idea of Ayesta’s ‘vertical architecture’ photography is to capture the buildings from astounding and unexpected angles.

Ayesta told Dezeen:

“My approach of taking photographs whilst abseiling and from hanging platforms shows the architecture in another dimension […] I can take pictures of hidden things. No-one on the ground or on top of the buildings can see what I see.”

To look at Ayesta’s remarkable images click here.

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Ruth is a Brisbane based journalist specialising in articles about visual art, photography, design and fashion. Co-founder of Raw Ink magazine, she enjoys uncovering interesting and unique events, issues and people to write about.

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    I’m not doing this in a thousand years hahaha.

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