Photography of Tom Ryaboi

Tom Ryaboi is obviously something of a daredevil judging by his photos. On his Flickr account he calls himself Rooftopper, obviously to do with his preferred method of photography known as Rooftopping, in which he, and several others, take the most incredible stomach churning, acute angled photos of towns and cities from building rooftops. He is obviously perfectly safe in some of his photos, but in others he is clearly in perilous danger. He also seems to photograph drastic situations, as borne out by photos he has taken of raging fires and also extreme flooding. He is clearly a very gifted photographer who has produced some fascinating images in his work. A quick look through his Flickr account or on Google just reinforces this. A running theme in many of his Rooftopping photos appears to be that he has something, or someone, in the foreground to give the image backdrop some scale rather than just taking a photo for the sake of taking it. Some of his other normal photos also seem to have this theme, for instance he has one photo with a man and a woman on bikes in the foreground and then there are three other cyclists in the background.

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