Victoria and Leonardo are a normal couple. They like to take pictures in the places they visit. Especially when they are hanging on a cliff.
More than 79 million pictures posted on the social network Instagram including the hashtag #selfie. Ie, self-timer. Young people between 16 and 25 years are the fans most gregarious of this new fashion with which seek popularity on social networks. The most common images portray beautiful clothes they are wearing that day, the places where they are or the delicious food they eat. But there is another kind of “selfies” that every day more and winning more followers. The spectacular pictures. Those that, before anything, looking for the most impressive shots. Sometimes, even, even with good sense.
Camera in hand, climb the peaks of the mountains and buildings in search of “selfies” riskier and hallucinating.
The acrophobia, or fear of heights, is a joke for these extreme photography lovers. Camera in hand, climb the peaks of the mountains and buildings in search of “selfies” riskier and hallucinating. A trend that transforms photography into an extreme sport, only suitable for adventurous. An increasing number of those who dare, practicing this peculiar hobby. Many of them have made it a real lifestyle.
Leonardo Pereira, the Brazilian of 23 years, has more than 37,000 followers on Instagram. He was champion of “mountain bike” twice. Fond of climbing from just a year, Rio de Janeiro has increased its ambition to dominate the mountains without any kind of support. “I feel safe when they are in danger,” he confesses. Leonardo met Victoria on Pedra da Gávea, the largest coastal monolith in the world. Has since his partner in all adventures. His confidence in Leonardo gets to the point of being suspended in space just grabbed his hand. Their next adventure: travel to China and Japan. Businesses of their trips are published on Instagram to wind followers.
Leonardo and Victoria are not the only lovers of heights. Ivan Kuznetsov, @Beerkus on Instagram, scale the tallest buildings in every city in the world with the sole purpose to immortalize the moment. It argues that the risk is not a way of diminishing the life, indeed: “This is life, this is how I express myself, and I appreciate life more than anyone else.”
Life must be very different view from the top of the world. The most cautious can always enjoy the view. And try to feel the adrenaline through the accounts of Instagram.