Some people just can’t get enough.
Armed with just his cameras, Arief N. Affandy creates his vertigo-inducing images atop some of the highest skyscrapers in Jakarta, as part of a global trend known as rooftopping.
Here is the capital through the eyes of an adrenaline junkie…
Arief Noor Affandy, originally from Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, says he was “tired of looking up to the skyscrapers and taking landscape photos from a daily point of view like a pedestrian bridge – it’s just really boring”.
Arief was inspired by other photographers from around the world. “Many people have been doing photography by rooftopping in big cities around the world, such as Moscow to Hong Kong, Toronto, and New York,” he said.
“I tried to find out if there are any guys here from my city who are also doing the same crazy stuff, but I found no one,” Arief told WowShack. “Now climbing rooftops has become my addiction, and my weekend could never be this exciting spent at malls, cinemas, cafés etc.”
Arief recognises that it’s definitely not the safest hobby in the world. “It’s really dangerous, but that’s why it’s an adrenaline punch. I love the feeling of enjoying the spectacular view [up] there”.
“At the edge of Jakarta”
“Hanging out at the Crown of 245m height – one of the tallest structures in the nation”
“Unforgettable experience on the tallest structure in the nation”
“Suddenly feels like the king of the world”
“People took to the streets in celebration of the inauguration of our new President”
“A clear look of the iconic Wisma 46 and it’s mate, ShangriLa Hotel”
“Every time I see this huge urban city here from the sky, my confidence increases for it’s brighter future”
“Live sketching on the roof!”
Check out Arief’s entire collection on his Instagram account.