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Life on the Edge of a Very High Place...
April 5, 2012 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Life on the Edge is a series by Detroit based photographer Dennis Maitland, in which he documents himself hanging out in some vertigo-inducing locations.

The Gallery:

Scattered About
Life On The Edge: It’s Begun
Sorry for your Irony
Dreaming of Fiction
Rooftopping Rabbit
From Farwell with Love
In Illusions of Order
Farwell’s Shaft
David Whitney Building Dangle
Full Moon Rising
18 Floor Fast Lane
Chillin at Lee’s
Farwell Dangle
posted by quin (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool! Shame about the filters as these could be some very beautiful photographs.. oh well, it's the digital age.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:47 AM on April 5, 2012


As someone who is terrified of heights and who can see the top of the David Whitney building from out my window right now, this is awesomely horrifying on several levels. Thanks.
posted by joe lisboa at 10:01 AM on April 5, 2012


It would be neat if he'd worn different shoes for each shot.
posted by swift at 10:01 AM on April 5, 2012


Missing tag: shoegaze.
posted by Nelson at 10:07 AM on April 5, 2012


I think I may have seen this guy. When Bonehead and I were in Ireland, we went out to Inishmore on the ferry for the day. Of course, we went up to Dun Aonghasa, as you do. The fort doesn't just hang off the cliff, one whole "wall" of it is open air, with the cliff right there, and a precipitous drop to the sea below. You can walk right up to the edge.

Which is what this one tourist dude did. Walked right up and stood on the cliff, with his toes hanging off the edge. Then he turned around and stood with his heels hanging off the edge, while his poor wife and child freaked out at a safe distance from the cliff.

I imagine he slept on the couch for a while when they got home.
posted by LN at 10:09 AM on April 5, 2012


Fucking awesome. I get that gaspy-sweaty palmed-prostate dropping-stomach churning-throat constricting fear of heights just looking at the photos. The ones where his legs dangle off the edge of buildings are particularly frightening and cool

I hope he does not get hurt taking these photos.
posted by helmutdog at 10:10 AM on April 5, 2012


DON'T JUMP TREY RATCLIFF!! THERE'S MORE HDR TO BE CONQUERED!!

I kid, I kid. I love this concept. Although if I were suicidal, well... maybe not.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:11 AM on April 5, 2012


I made it three shots and had to stop...
posted by Samizdata at 10:17 AM on April 5, 2012


Beautiful. Though I also couldn't do more than three! Heart pounding, stomach churning.
posted by retrofitted at 10:33 AM on April 5, 2012


What's the big deal, it's just an old pair on Nike sneakers -- why is this guy so obsessed with his shoes?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:12 PM on April 5, 2012


Oh gawd, oh gawd, oh gawd - I feel l'appel du vide kicking in.
posted by NorthernLite at 1:25 PM on April 5, 2012


My most common panic-inducing recurring dream is of being in places like this.
posted by univac at 3:15 PM on April 5, 2012


Here's another well-done shot of a similar style from Russia.
posted by Blue Meanie at 3:24 PM on April 5, 2012


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