Photographer Hunts For Unique Perspective By Abseiling Famous Parisian Structures


Having a strong vantage point, as most know, is paramount when trying to capture an interesting photograph. Even all of us novice level phone-photographers know that. One photographer who probably knows this fact more than most however, is Caracas-born photographer Carlos Ayesta. Snapping photographs from a perspective Spider-Man could (and does) capture, Carlos rappels down the faces of Paris’ most famous structures in a project named “Vertical Visions of La Defense”. With the assistance of his team, Carlos captures truly unique, architectural shots from the point of view that perhaps only high-rise building window washers are accustomed to. He says :

My approach of taking photographs whilst abseiling and from hanging platforms shows the architecture in another dimension, I can take pictures of hidden things. No-one on the ground or on top of the buildings can see what I see

If this death defying approach to architectural photography intrigues you, found here in a great piece found on are several examples of his work as well as a great featurette depicting Carlos doing what he does best. There are even some photographs taken of Carlos as he is working, and they are just as (if not more) amazing.




Category: Architecture, Photography