Last Updated on 01/10/2014 by Chris Gampat
All images taken by and used with expressed permission from Ronnie Yip.
If you look closely at his photos, you can immediately tell that Toronto-based urban photographer Ronnie Yip has the nerves of steel and the makings of a daredevil. Undeterred and least bit intimidated by incredible heights and harsh elements, he climbs as high as he possibly can, reaches over, and even dangles from a skyscraper to get the shots that he wants. And while his technique may prove a little daunting to some, the fantastic angles he’s gotten in his photos show just how effective it is.
Lately, the northeastern part of North America has been suffering from an icy and cruelly biting winter, now appropriately dubbed the Polar Vortex. It has been so cold in fact if one were to toss boiling hot water outdoors, that water literally turns into ice or “snow” midair. Most of Toronto’s residents have undoubtedly been opting to quickly retreat back into the warm comfort of their own homes… but not Ronnie Yip. He opted, instead, to document the city in its icy glory.
Staying true to his adventurous nature, he piled layers of clothing on himself, grabbed his gear, and climbed. Up above, he felt the even more bitter wind and he saw ice everywhere, on everything; but instead of letting that deter him from getting his shots of his frosty city, he cleverly used it to his advantage. As a result, he captured winter scenes of Toronto that not many of its residents have ever seen.
Check out his fantastic images after the jump.
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