You’ve seen the incredible photos of New York City’s forbidden zones all over social media. They’re snapped from atop bridges, in abandoned subway tunnels, and dangling over the edges of skyscraper rooftops. But what do you know about the daring photographers behind the lens?

A young generation of self-proclaimed urban explorers are rediscovering a hidden side of NYC and posting their exploits on Instagram. Fascinated with the subculture, filmmaker Jeff Seal spent several weeks tagging along with the thrill-seekers as they risked arrest and injury in pursuit of IG celebrity.

The result is a five minute film that documents the brazen band of guerrilla photographers and examines how they use Instagram as a platform for their art. Even a short peak into their awe-inspiring world will make you see NYC through new eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upmXZnAALcc

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  1. […] 13 daredevil photographers are part of an elite underground community known as “urban explorers” who have turned trespassing into an art form. For them, nothing is off-limits. Their adventures […]

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