As Connor Cummings steps out onto the rooftop of the Four Seasons Hotel in Times Square, the low fog resting over the horizon casts an altogether eerie shadow over the otherwise serene, yet majestic, view. His camera shutter snaps away, capturing for eternity what would ultimately be the college student’s final moments – and the resulting images paint a haunting picture of one man’s fatal climb to the top of his game.
Connor, a native of Rockaway, New Jersey, was in his second year of college and had returned home to spend the holidays with his parents and two brothers. He was only 20 years old on that fateful night in December 2015.
The sophomore was studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. And although he was majoring in psychology, Connor had a diverse range of interests and hobbies – one of which was photography.