If you have been on Instagram lately, there is a good chance you have seen "urbex" photography. Urbex, short for urban exploration, is where people venture deep into cities, exploring areas such as the tops of skyscrapers and depths of subway tunnels where the public isn't allowed to go. Victor Thomas, known as his Instagram name Vic Invades, is a kid from Brooklyn with a love for urbex.
Thomas is the self-proclaimed Robin Hood of photography, stealing views that are normally reserved for only a few, and sharing them with the world. The NY Times recently published this documentary following Thomas as he hangs off of some of the tallest building in N.Y.C. and explores subways tunnels with trains rushing by. While Thomas captures some beautiful, death-defying images, it comes with a cost. While most urbexers find trespassing part of the thrill, the reality is that not only can you get arrested but it can be insanely dangerous. Not to mention, not everyone agrees with the dangers of dangling over the edge of a tall building just to create art. Check out the NY Times documentary to see some views that will take your breath away and feel free to share your opinion on the perils of urbexing in the comments section below.