Photographer Breaks ALL the Rules & Laws to Get the BEST Shots
By EMILY ALLEN
18 February 2014
Adventure photographer Lucinda Grange surveys the Manhattan skyline – perched hundreds of feet up on the edge of the Chrysler Building.
In a picture that looks more Hollywood CGI than real life, the 25-year-old from Hartlepool, UK, sits one of the iconic eagle heads 61 floors above street level. For the past six years the daredevil snapper has travelled the world scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top.
Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and New York’s Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. But despite the very real risk of injury and constant threat of detection by security guards, Lucinda takes these challenges in her stride.
As well as scaling buildings and bridges, Lucinda and her friends have delved below cities exploring hidden rivers, abandoned subway stations and labyrinthine sewage systems.
But for sheer adrenaline-packed adventure, Lucinda’s trip to Egypt last summer to climb the Great Pyramid, sticks in her mind as a once in a lifetime experience. Under cover of darkness Lucinda and her friend, Max, sidestepped the site’s tight security to climb the 455ft high wonder of the ancient world.
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Adrenaline: Adventure photographer Lucinda Grange surveys the Manhattan skyline – perched hundreds of feet up on the edge of the Chrysler Building
Sky high: For the past six years the daredevil snapper has travelled the world scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top
Top of the world: Ms Grange on top the Carpe Diem building at night in the central business district of Paris
Risky: Ms Grange and her friend Max sit on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza which they scaled under the cover of darkness despite armed security patrolling the area
Daredevil photographer scales the world’s tallest buildings
Wonder of the world: Ms Grange’s friend Max sat on the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza after scaling the 445ft structure
Panorama: Miss Grange exploring the ruins of the Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters in Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria
New heights: Miss Grange’s photo taken from the top of King’s Reach Tower (now called South Bank Tower) in London
Don’t look down: Ms Grange risks life and limb taking picture from the top of Times Square in New York
Tall stories: Ms Grange poses atop the Forth Rail Bridge, after scaling the structure at night in Queensferry, Scotland
Catching forty winks: Ms Grange with friends sleeping in the Bunker d’Guerra, in Milan, Italy
Exploring every corner of the globe: Ms Grange stood on the Transporter Bridge in Newport, Wales
Deep and dark: Ms Grange’s photos of tunnels below the street of London when her and her friend ventured below the capital in search of the underground River Fleet
Underworld: Mark Explo, Bradley Garrett and Luca Urban, descend beneath London to find the underground River Fleet in London
Beautiful: Ms Grange discovered this disused subway station in New York City on her travels with her camera
Climbing high: Ms Grange rappels down the side of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, and right, her picture of Battersea Power Station Chimney
Stunning view: Ms Grange’S picture taken from the top of the Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Queensferry, Scotland
Snap happy: Manhattan Bridge, which Ms Grange scaled alone at night in New York City is lit up in the darkness
Glowing: A picture of Notre Dame cathedral at night with the Eiffel Tower in the distance