These breathtaking, splendid and awesome rooftops shots taken from skyscrapers that are too high to imagine to take a picture. But photographer did so. Yes, Anselm Wiethoff did this brilliantly.
Anselm is a talented 16-year-old self-taught photographer, filmmaker, urban explorer and SSIS student at present based in Shanghai, China. Anselm uses a Canon EOS 750D + 18-55mm lens for shooting the amazing municipal, cityscape, midair and rooftop photography.
“Rooftopping really opened my eyes and made me live in the moment, but when I’m up there, I still can’t believe I’m there at that specific time”, he says.
“Many people remind me to be careful and ask me how I’m not afraid. I don’t think I was ever afraid of heights; it’s just the fear of falling. I started to enjoy going out by myself and sometimes with other shooters to explore the city.” He added further.
“Since I was a baby, I’ve been constantly moving to different countries, including Amsterdam, Singapore, Dubai and finally Shanghai. I used to never pay attention to details anywhere, but ever since I was on summer holidays in my hometown Ibbenbüren, Germany, in the year of 2015, I saw different and new faces of the small, and quiet countryside-town.”
He noted in his website, “One late afternoon in Germany, I decided to go out by myself and borrow my grandfather’s digital camera – it was a Canon Powershot. For the first time, I discovered a new feeling in me, and that feeling was the feeling of being alone, having time all to yourself and the freedom to do anything. I took random pictures of people’s chimneys, cows, and the nature around me – just playing around with the camera really. I went out by myself every single day after that and took even more pictures and explored places I’ve never dared to go by myself – Such as the forest or simply just walking away from my comfort-zone known as ‘home’.
After returning to Shanghai from the holiday, I was lost and had no idea what to take because the city seemed “boring” and I was afraid of going out alone. But after finally forcing myself to commit, I walked around and revisited familiar places of the city and discovered so many things I’ve never noticed before.”