The artist and urban explorer known as Slippn fell six stories and broke her back for her art. Despite the incredible images urban explorers can often get, she is now warning others of the dangers.
Urban exploring is a relatively recent phenomenon, at least digitally and on social media platforms. It involves exploring abandoned or off-limit sites, including building sites, and documenting the adventures, often at night. When things go according to plan, some of the images can be incredible, such as the silhouetted individual standing on a crane high above a gorgeous nightlight cityscape. But when things go wrong, they can go very wrong, and they did for Slippn, falling six stories from a building and breaking her back. Now, she's warning others of the perils.
I recently posted an article here on Fstoppers about a former pro surfer who almost lost his foot following a fall while trying to get a photo. That was his last post on Instagram, so I don't know how things have developed since then. Unfortunately, falls and deaths like these are becoming all too common, simply for the sake of a photo, or a few likes from strangers on social media. As I said last time, please let these be timely reminders that no photo is ever worth risking your life for.