This New York Times Photographer Likes To Hang Out. Literally.

When New York Times photographer/videographer David Frank got assigned to shoot a story about window cleaner Brent Weingard, he knew he will have to find a way to make it stand out. Make it interesting. He decided that if he wants to get the best shots, he will have to be outside with the window cleaner and shoot him from unique angles, hanging 100 foot above the ground. Frank was never a fan of heights, and never did anything like this. But to get the right shot he took the risk - and it was worth it. Check out the BTS above, and the story inside.

I always say that cameras will make you do crazy things you will never dare to do without it. Do you think you would do the same thing if you get similar assignment? Will you be OK being held by just 2 belts, hundreds of feet up in the air to get a photo (or video) while risking your life?

Via Gizmodo and New York Times.

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I guess everyone who loves climbing is fine with that. I love to lean back, enjoy the view and relax for a couple of seconds while I am out on the rocks.
House running in La Paz was pretty cool as well. :)

But see for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycyd7NUnW4k

Always respect the next man's job

I proudly am a coward. If I knew I was 100% safe, then I would try it but we're talking about old buildings and I wouldn't bet my life on a metal fastener which may or may not hold! It's a tough way to make a living though, that's for sure.