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As a pleasant surprise a few days ago in afternoon when a woke up after a previous night of rooftopping, I found that the photo I've posted from that night had like 10k views and was on the front page. In a few short days I now have somewhat of a following compared to the 5 watchers I had before, and my tumblr followers have also doubled.
To those of you who appreciate my work, thank you and welcome!

I'd like to take a moment to explain my work, since it seems that a lot of you seem to think that I'm nuts for going to such great heights for these pictures.
For those of you who aren't familiar with rooftopping, well, it's just when people climb on top of roofs. Some of active buildings, some of construction sites. Simple enough.
People do it to see the city from a higher perspective, and feel the high altitude winds blow past their hair; to look down from 50 stories up and feel the immediate rush of vertigo and step back from the edge; to take photographs of the city that normally towers over them and surrounds them, from hundreds of feet up where they can see everything.

But at the same time, these locations are legally out of bounds. Whether it be the roof of an active high-rise or the current top floor of an under construction building, these are off limits to the public.

Part of my mentality when going on these explorations is that I am reclaiming my bit of the city. The buildings I climb are going to be condos, all sold out long before construction even began. Each one costs anywhere from $400 grand to upwards of $3 million. I have trouble seeing that I'll ever have the money to buy one of these little boxes, nor will I ever work in one of those bank buildings that tower over the rest of the city. I may not own any of this, and perhaps never will, but at least I can see it. I can see the city from above, at 3 in the morning when I have the entire building to myself, and only seeing a few cars driving down the usually crowded streets, with no pedestrians in sight for miles. This is my way of taking a break from student life, where I am transformed and packaged into a cog for the machine. During the day, I'm a student; but at night, I am truly me, and I am in control of my actions. A retreatist social deviance.

I don't have a death wish, but I don't fear death. I know and accept the risks involved, and I'm careful and experienced enough to know what's safe to do and what isn't. Thank you for all your concern, and thank you for reading. Love you all :)
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Urban Explorer, Rooftopper, Student Filmmaker, Photographer
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Midnitez-REMIX Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello there,

I'm one of the admins from :icontoronto: and I wanted to let you know we have an all ages DevMeet going on this month. March's meet up will be glow in the dark bowling followed by dinner out and will be on March 22nd. For full info on the meet check this link:

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And if you are sure you can go or at least somewhat sure please click the RSVP button here:

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We sincerely hope you can make it and if not then we hope to see you another month. :

-Midnitez
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Midnitez-REMIX Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello there,

I'm one of the admins of :icontoronto: and I was wondering if you were coming to January's DevMeet? It's on the 25th with casual skating and followed by dinner and we'd love to have you. If you can't skate don't sweat it; I can help you or you can just hang out with some of the others.

Here is the full info toronto.deviantart.com/journal… , if you can make it then please RSVP here toronto.deviantart.com/devmeet… . If you're not comfortable coming on your own feel free to bring a friend or family member to accompany you. It's an all ages event and I can assure you we're all nice people.

Hope to see you there and if not then maybe next month,
-Midnitez
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Tiny-Munster Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You my friend, are a perfect example of the modern explorer, daring and unfathomable. Thanks for the photos!
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Dannfawne Jun 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Your photography's amazing...
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:icontvalentim:
Hey man, just saw you on TV :o Cheers from france !
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:icontvalentim:
Hey, I log in to deviantart once every few months, and never forget to check your updates.
I'm really fond of rooftopping / urban exploration and travelling, and your shots depict the magic of roofs quite well.
I must say your work inspired me to visit your city someday, the skyline looks quite unique. Who knows, maybe we might meet under Toronto's sky ?

Cheers from another continent ;)
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TamesisSaunterer Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!:cake:
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Happy Birthday!!! I hope it rocks!
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