Vadim Mahorov snaps photos that make you go, “whoa.” The perspectives he’s most known for include disorienting overhead shots from some of the highest industrialized points in Eastern Europe. He and his team scale outrageous monuments and vertigines buildings to get the most awe-inspiring pictures you’ve ever seen. He’s not relegated to one structure, however, or even one format; he’ll climb cranes, overpasses and bridges to get his unique views. There aren’t many photographers as obssessed with getting as high as possible (often without any protective harness) for mind-numbing aerial shots of Russia and the Ukraine.
Vadim is closely related to “skywalkers” as they’re called by some; people, usually teenagers, that try and outwit security guards and maintenance crews that guard the various monuments and buildings the skywalkers climb. We’ve featured some of the craziest skywalking videos before, but it’s the photos that tell the real story.
Vadim captures some incredible vistas, but he also gets a group to the spot with him. This way he can shoot his casually distant models and juxtapose them against the magnitude of the back-drop. His shots are a combination of art and adrenaline. You’ll never again be so moved by the beauty of a picture while also being unnerved by the vantage point of the photographer.