Inside the mind of a Russian photography daredevil [video]Posted by staff / March 25, 2014
How often have we seen the video or photographs out of Russia of young people scaling incredibly high structures with no safety equipment and wondered, “What on earth are they thinking?”
Now you can find out, at least from the perspective of Kirill Oreshkin, who started pursuing his hobby in 2008 scaling houses with a fear of heights so strong, he didn’t even like going to the edge of buildings he now hangs off one-headed.
“Using safety measures changes something—no one is going to recognize that you really risked your life,” Oreshkin says, adding that he knows what he’s doing is dangerous…
“It’s no longer about overcoming myself,” he says. “I just really like doing it. I like to look and study the city from different viewpoints.”
Climbing has become second nature to him. “What’s going through my head when I’m up there? Nothing special,” he says. “I just try to think about hanging tight and staying alive.”
Taking selfies to extremes.