It's difficult to follow every single photographer out of New York City, but one that comes to mind for me has always been Christopher Serrano, also known as Heavy_Minds on Instagram. His photos of feet dangling from rooftops and outstanding vantage points has always helped me visualize all that I believe NYC to be. Sadly, news has broke that Serrano has passed away scaling a train car.
I write this article not simply as news, but as remembrance of an incredibly talented photographer in our community and also as a reminder to those that look for dangerous photos by urban-exploring. I know plenty of local photographers that search out urban locations with higher danger than others in hopes to gain followers and likes on social media. Yes, this style of photography of dangling from rooftops is intriguing to the masses and even exhilarating, but it brings with it life-threatening risks that seem too obvious to ignore when in the moment.
Be sure to shoot responsibly and bring awareness to those around you in the community so we can continue to bring beautiful work from various landscapes and cityscapes without major risk to our lives and others. Thank you!