Image: Daniel Lau
Indeed, Lau insists that he would be up on these skyscrapers even if he had no camera. He says, “Photography is just a side product. The most important thing is to enjoy the moment, and look at the view from our own eyes, to capture it on our minds.”
Image: Tom Ryaboi
In this last stellar selfie, the man behind the horse mask atop a skyscraper in Toronto is rooftopping forerunner Tom Ryaboi. Of taking death-defying shots like this one, Ryaboi tells Scribol, “For me, the excitement comes from seeing the big picture.” But such escapades do come with risks aside from the obvious sheer drops below; Ryaboi, for example, once had a run-in with a fierce urban falcon protecting her high-up territory. That’s one occupational hazard we couldn’t have foreseen here.