December 14, 2011
Had an amazing shoot recently with Dan Witchalls for WAD magazine. You may have seen him on Channel 4′s documentary about BASE jumping, The Men Who Jump Off Buildings (the link will only work if you’re in the UK).
We crept into a building in Wapping in the middle of the night, and waited on the roof until it was light enough for Dan to jump off the roof. It was too foggy to see much in the background, which was a shame as we would have had an stunning view of London, but watching Dan plummet from the roof was exciting enough on its own.
While we were waiting for dawn, Dan gave me a guided tour of the London skyline. It went something like this: “Those lights over there are the Millenium Dome… done that… Crystal Palace antenna… did that one… Guy’s Hospital… done that… the Shard… done that a few times, and did the building that was demolished to make way for the Shard… Stock Exchange… done that… Barbican… done that…” You get the picture. If you watch the C4 documentary, you can see him jumping off Nelson’s Column. Frankly, terrifying.
Here’s one of the pictures I shot, and a little film we put together of his jump: