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Great photos, but it seems someone has a death wish

The Daily Mail ran a story on Korean photographer Ahn Jun, who enjoys photographing herself poised in precarious positions on the ledges of various high-rise buildings.

The photos are great, and she’s quite photogenic as well. I’m quite envious of her ability to get onto roofs, seemingly avoiding the eternal bugbear of any Korea-based cityscape photographer—the 경비 아저씨. I wonder if I can blame her for the Plaza Hotel not letting anyone on their roof.

Her online gallery is here.

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  • SalarymaninSeoul

    She’s hot as hell..great legs

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com The Sanity Inspector

    That portfolio is making me queasy… This is not the same photographer who photographs herself nude in various locations, is it?

    BTW, thanks for going to Disqus comments.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    No, that’s not the same photographer who photographs herself in the nude. That’s Miru Kim.

    BTW, if that makes you queasy, one of the guys I go shooting with sometimes enjoys sitting on ledges like that—it’s even worse when you see somebody do it in person.

    PS: Glad you like Disqus.

  • http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal ZenKimchi

    Yeah, I had to stop looking after a few. Stuff like that freaks me out.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    That’s why I shoot sunsets and old buildings—it’s less likely to get you killed.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Reminds of when Albert Stalk, a Kahnawake Mohawk construction worker, climbed the Eiffel Tower. The only gear he had was steel-toed boots and work gloves. When asked by reporters if he was scared, he said something along the lines of “I would have made it up faster if I wasn’t waiting for the other guys (a couple of French rock climbers)”…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfV4rid5afQ

    In any case, the craziest thing I’ve personally witnessed was here. They hadn’t fully completed construction when I moved in my last apartment, so one day a construction worker came knocking at my door because he needed to do something to one of the windows. So, I let him in. It was the window in the lobby. The windowsill was about 5 feet off the ground. The guy opens the window and with feline-like speed and balance, he leaps up and lands standing on the windowsill as if it was nothing, does what he needed to do on the outside wall, and then jumps back down as if nothing.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Here he is an old Reebok ad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay0fWHReZBg

  • SomeguyinKorea

    I meant feline-like speed and agility, of course. Was just at the tip of my tongue.

  • keyinjpop

    She looks like Sadako from the Ring movies but with better skin.

  • yangachibastardo

    I was thinking the same, she looks like a ghost from the Ring, the Ringtone, the Ghost, the Phone, the Elevator or some other sorry excuse of a filmmaking like that

  • babotaengi

    I think you’ll find the ones with the death wish are those who are freaked out at the thought of standing so close to the edge of a rooftop – as the only real risk there is if you impulsively decide to jump.

    That being said, when I told my father I was going to Korea to meet my wife’s family, he recommended that while with her father I avoid standing near any cliffs.

  • Alicia

    Unless you encounter Bears

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler
  • Jang

    She doesn’t know how to take NYC photos like this guy(photography is just luck)…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/tim-dodd-photographer-winter-empire-state-photo_n_2575245.html?1359490178

  • wangkon936

    This is gonna be like the Internet fad “planking.” Yeah, it was all fun and games until someone like, uh, totally died.

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-05-18/tech/planking.internet.craze_1_facebook-group-australian-man-photos?_s=PM:TECH

  • imememememe

    I need to see her face before vouching for her hotness, but I agree. GREAT body. Mmm!