Skywalking: Russia?s Planking Becomes A New But ?Dangerous Photo Craze? To Hit Internet [PHOTOS & VIDEOS]

 
on April 26 2012 8:17 AM
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    Skywalking the new Russian planking (YouTube snapshot)
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    Skywalking the new Russian planking (YouTube snapshot)
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After the most popular and bizarre acts of Planking, Owling, Horsemanning and Batmanning, here comes another bizarre and life-risking act called Skywalking.

A 19-year-old Russian student, Marat Dupri, who is also a photographer, risks his life scaling sky-high buildings to take photos of the world below.

Dupri bought a camera 18 months ago to take photos and he started climbing onto roofs of houses and buildings to capture the view, before deciding to go to even greater heights.

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Skywalking the new Russian planking (YouTube snapshot)

Dupri along with his friends has taken incredible photos at some of Moscow's tallest structures which shows the teen walking in the sky.

Skywalking is the newest and extremely dangerous photography craze to hit the net. It is the new Russian planking.

This act involves a photographer who makes up his way up to a death-defying height and takes a picture. Photographers involved in this act are mostly teenagers.

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The new craze, Skywalking, is not an activity for people with poor balance or who fear heights. In fact, acrophobic people might avoid looking at the photographs too.

 When I am on the roof I have a feeling that the whole world is by my feet. All my problems and trouble are left somewhere down. The height exhilarates me. I am enjoying with my home town views. It gives me energy and fills with enthusiasm to make new and great shots, Dupri told Daily Mail.

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Skywalking the new Russian planking (YouTube snapshot)

I had always been interested in photography and a couple of years ago; I bought my first proper camera. I wanted to try and get the most spectacular pictures I could - pictures like no-one else had taken before. I began by taking pictures from my own roof, but soon I wanted to get bigger and better pictures. So I went with my friend to the top of a 33 storey building.  It was about 120 metres high and we went right out to the edge and I started taking pictures. It was such a thrill; we couldn't wait to do it again. I've taken a lot of the photos by sneaking past guards and getting access to structures illegally. But I think the risks are worth it to take such amazing pictures, he added.

The photos show Dupri and his friends balancing on the edge of beams hundreds of feet above the ground. While walking on the edge of the beams or buildings, they are not attached to any safety equipment. The risk of falling from the height at any time is too high.

Check out the video here.

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