Some photographers take risks to get their shots. Then, there are these photographers.
I've taken risks in my photography many times. I've hung off the edge of buildings, used flamethrowers and got burned, and waded in to a freezing abyss, but nothing I've ever done compares to these photographers. You know when your art has a high mortality rate for both creator and subject, you're treading a path few others would dare.
My initial thought when I read the title of this HBO piece was Jimmy Chin's film, Free Solo. The capturing of a treacherous climb up El Capitan without equipment was about as extreme as I could imagine, but it turns out, he's in good company. In this video you hear the frightening number of deaths of cameramen photographing wingsuit flights which is so high that it's said there is only really one person left doing it.
Would you shoot something with a genuine risk of death? What's the biggest risk you've taken?