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Rooftopping in Toronto

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Toronto-based Tom Ryaboi photographs the city from a unique point of view. His “rooftopping” photography series sees him surveying the downtown core from the roofs of skyscrapers.

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Bird’s-eye view photography is nothing new, but Ryaboi’s work stands out because he includes himself in the images.

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A solitary figure, Ryaboi positions himself in precarious ways in order to capture the best shot—always in danger, but seemingly never afraid.

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His use of colour and light turns the towers into a seductive pastel jungle and invites the viewer to climb too.

Photos courtesy of Tom Ryaboi.

Lauren Miles is editor of OpenCity Projects.

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