Marat Dupri: The Russian Daredevil.
These are the dizzying pictures of Dubai taken from on top of the tallest skyscrapers in the world by a daredevil Russian teenager. Student Marat Dupri has made it it his mission to scale the highest buildings he can find before dangling precariously over their edges to take his extraordinary shots. The fearless 19-year-old, who only bought his first camera just two years ago, started by sneaking past guards and climbing on to the roofs of Moscow landmarks, before setting his sights even higher – on Dubai’s towering structures.
Mr Dupri then travelled from Russia to Dubai after being enticed by the extravagant high-rise buildings. There, the teenager and his friends enthusiastically climbed the buildings until they had captured these amazing images. The student said:
‘When I’m 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. It gives me energy and fills with enthusiasm to make new and great shots. 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.’