Smokestack Jumping

This project began as a result of trying to uncover the possibities that aerial photography offered, but then morphed into an amazing way to explore the industrial ruins of Buffalo, NY. There is something oddly scary, but irresistible about the first moment of looking down a smokestack. Similar in feeling to the first look over a cliff edge or looking down from the top of a building. The oddest thing I noticed was how some smokestacks were built in layers with each new layer being wider and taller than the previous layer. The first image captures this perfectly. Make sure you watch the video at the end of the images to see the full collection.

 

Smokestack Jumping Video
Watch the quick montage of the slow fall into a large selection of smokestacks in Buffalo, NY. Warning...this video might produce some anxiety.