IGOTW: Daredevil @Kiwikeow Captures Cities Around The World From Dizzying Heights
This week on IGOTW, we feature Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong, also known as @kiwikeow on Instagram who captures rare sights of cityscapes from the highest vantage points.
Photographers are a dedicated lot, to say the least. They spend hours on end perfecting their craft and splurge on expensive cameras and equipment. But when it comes to capturing the perfect shot, some photographers will go to the extreme.
Thrill-seeking Instagrammer Keow Wee Loong a.k.a @Kiwikeow has taken his photography to new heights, capturing dizzying images of cityscapes from the tops of skyscrapers with views typically reserved for birds
Wee Loong's adventurous photo escapades include climbing the Marina 101 in Dubai and the Ping An Financial Centre in China, just to name a few. We caught up with the elusive daredevil over the weekend where he revealed to us his preferred camera equipment, being arrested by cops and how he ventured into rooftopping. WARNING: Do NOT read this if you're afraid of heights.
SAYS: Tell us a bit about yourself, Wee Loong!
How did you start rooftop photography?
Before venturing into rooftop photography, what were you shooting?
Who or what inspires you?
What do you wear when you climb?
How do you get access to the buildings you climb? Have you ever been arrested?
What has been the most difficult building to climb thus far?
Every climb is different. When I climbed the Marina 101 in Dubai, it was during the summer where temperatures run as high as 60 celsius. As for the Shanghai Tower, I took close to 24 hours to reach the peak. It was freezing cold and I only wore a pair of shorts.
Do you use a camera or phone to capture your photos? What apps or software do you use for editting?
Lastly, where do you plan to climb next?
Wee Loong has over 2k followers on Instagram. He uploads photos throughout the week, with an average of 200 likes per post.
Follow Wee Loong here for more crazy rooftop photos!
Last week on IGOTW, we featured @takubeats, a multi-talented DJ from Australia who specialises in street photography: