44 歲的美國攝影師 Eric Paul Janssen 在當地時間星期一約下午 3:30,在芝加哥 London House 酒店 20 樓墮下,倒臥在 6 樓平台身亡。

根據傳媒報道,當日 Janssen 正在參加一個建築物導賞團,以獨特角度拍攝建築物。他們非法進入酒店 20 樓, 事發時 Janssen 爬過圍欄,意外墮樓。Janssen 的家人表示:「他熱衷於攝影,而他是在進行最愛的事情時死去。」這句話在不少人耳中,應該是頗難接受的吧,畢竟拍攝 Rooftop 而死,在近年已被視為不智的行為。

攝影師 Eric Paul Janssen:

Eric Paul Janssen 在不同大廈天台拍攝的作品:

Good One •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This night was a good one. It almost wasn’t but it ended up really amazing. The six of us accomplished something nobody in Memphis has done in quite a while and we learned a lot about why Josh is known as a Savage. This particular shot is of Madison Avenue featuring the Queen of Memphis and First Tennessee Bank. . . . . . . . . #ig_all_americas #feedissoclean #createcommune #urbanromantix #usaprimeshot #citykillerz #mobilemag #thecreatorclass #allshooterz #gearednomad #noeyes #ic_thecity #wanderorwonder #urbanandstreet #theimaged #streetdreamsmag #hexplore #chasing_rooftops #rooftop_prj #ConcreteVision #sky_high_architecture #rooftopkillers #altassassin #ontheroofs #igsccities #rsa_streetview #shoot2kill #killeverygram #concretejungle #neverstopexploring

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Late Night Hangs •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sometimes a night develops a life of its own. A personality emerges as luck and fate and friendships and goals collide. The night becomes some separate entity cracking jokes, kicking shins, opening doors and blowing hot summer breezes into our faces. . If this night had a name it would be Savage Family! . . . . . . . . #ig_all_americas #feedissoclean #createcommune #urbanromantix #usaprimeshot #citykillerz #mobilemag #thecreatorclass #allshooterz #gearednomad #noeyes #ic_thecity #wanderorwonder #urbanandstreet #theimaged #streetdreamsmag #hexplore #chasing_rooftops #rooftop_prj #ConcreteVision #sky_high_architecture #rooftopkillers #altassassin #ontheroofs #igsccities #rsa_streetview #shoot2kill #killeverygram #concretejungle #neverstopexploring

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Arrival •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I’ve dealt with haters, bullies, assholes and trolls most of my life. Grew a thick skin out of necessity. Death threats, slander and provocation aren’t uncommon and so I’ve developed an understanding that the more people waste their lives attempting to attack or intimidate me — the more I can simply ignore them. . I decided a few years ago that I wanted to spend my life creating, sharing my many passions with others and trying to build others up instead of tearing people down. My goal is for all of my interactions to end with positivity. It’s not always possible — but I strive for that each day. . To my haters and detractors I have one thing to say — love always triumphs over hate. . . . . . . . #neworleans #nola #crescentcity #louisiana #neworleansstyle #instagramneworleans #abandonednola #neworleans_igers #nolalove #frenchquarter #downtownnola #downtownneworleans #ilovenola #iloveneworleans #neworleansnight #ig_louisiana #nolalife #weownthenight_nola #bigcharity #nolafromabove #neworleansnight #neworleansphotographer #neworleanslouisiana #swamp #abandonednola

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Dude Knife •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I’ve learned a lot about friendship and respect and dependably in the last couple of months. Without going into detail, let’s just say someone I thought was a solid, reliable friend turned out to be a complete dick. It happens. But I admit it — that shit hurt. But I refuse to let the shortcomings of one person influence the way I treat others. . Instead, I continue to try to be a genuine, reliable and solid friend to others. And it turns out, others (more often than not) do the same. . I spent Labor Day weekend hanging out in New Orleans with @theshortestsim and words can’t express my gratitude for how she welcomed me in and treated me as a lifelong friend even though I had only met her and @whore_to_explore briefly a few months ago in Memphis. This weekend helped restore my faith in friendship, in humanity and in what happens when people treat others like human beings instead of disposable diapers. . Endless thanks to Ashley for the hospitality, the friendship and for the amazing adventures!!! . . . . . #neworleans #nola #crescentcity #louisiana #neworleansstyle #instagramneworleans #abandonednola #neworleans_igers #nolalove #frenchquarter #downtownnola #downtownneworleans #ilovenola #iloveneworleans #neworleansnight #ig_louisiana #nolalife #hypebeast#gramslayers#sonyimages#passionpassport#tlpicks#beautifuldestinations#travelawesome#hbouthere#usaprimeshot#cementland#sonyalpha#artofvisuals

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Janssen 喜歡在天台拍攝建築物,早前他亦在 Instagram 上分享了 Moses Gates 撰寫的《Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration》,表示在「禁止擅入」標誌背後,有更多隱藏的美麗景色等待大家探索。這段文字也許解釋了為甚麼他會冒險爬過圍欄拍攝。

Hidden Cities •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Finally started reading Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration by Moses Gates. My buddy @6millionstories gave it to me at the beginning of the year but I just never found the time to crack it open and jump in. Now is that time and it’s such an amazing tale. Every sentence resonates with my soul and only whets my insatiable curiosity. . For those who still view 「No Trespassing」 signs as more than a silly suggestion this book is not for you. For those who understand that there are entire cities hidden behind those signs awaiting exploration and discovery, then you should read this book! . Photo by the incontrovertible @allyperkins . . . . . . . #traveldeeper#exploringtheglobe#livetravelchannel#passionpassport#tlpicks#beautifuldestinations#travelawesome#welltravelled#wonderful_places#exploretocreate#sonyalpha#artofvisuals#moodygrams#theimaged#streetmagazine#streetmobs#pgdaily#createcommune#streets_vision#main_vision#fatalframes#ig_colors#ig_nycity#agameoftones#createexplore#heatercentral#way2ill#thecreatorclass#streetdreamsmag

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Janssen 的 Instagram 上最後一張照片剛巧是在殯儀館拍攝的,他寫著「Birth. School. Work. Death.」,世事無常,似乎冥冥中早有主宰。

Birth. School. Work. Death. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Chicago has been an amazing experience. Made some new friends. Reconnected with some old friends. Had a really wonderful time exploring this great city. . Shoutout to everyone who I met up with in Chicago: — @johnnymeant — @oasisjae — @tony_sarria — @the0thers1de — @abandonedfl — @trespvss — @savage__artist — @kaylaabug6 — @allyperkins — @patoxdj — @taylor.appleseed — @sportynice11 — @brianamaeee — @tat_ventures — @atavisme — @mjinnyc — @jakerybu — @shamueld — @faithspeer7 — @hobbesthetyger — @jim_farkle — @jennybaileyy — @madeillne — @pongooleboy — @nikokaps_ — @_mr_sanchez_ — Dan (who isn’t on Instagram) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• And a very special thanks to @detroitunseen who I’ve never met but deserves a big Thank You!!! . . . . . . . #filthyfeeds #discarded_butnot_forgotten #abandoned_junkies #abandon_seekers_ #trailblazers_rurex #sfx_urbex #abandonedafterdark #exploreeverything #urbexnesia #grittyside #decayporn #urbex_utopia #infinity_unguarded #urbex_disciple #froggy_explorers #urbanexploration #sfx_decay #abandonedplaces #abandonedcentral #loves_decay #urbandecay #detailsofdecay #kf_urbexabandonedmasks #urbexphotography #abandonedarchitecture #modern_ruins #ig_captures_decay #filthyfeeds #OutcastAmerica #dilapidatedvisuals

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盡力尋找獨特角度拍攝令人難忘的作品,是每個攝影師都希望做到的,但如果危及自己的安全,又值得嗎?

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