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WARNING: These photos can cause you VERTIGO

Last updated on: February 25, 2013 15:33 IST

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Ahn Jun is a South Korean photographer, known primarily for her self-portrait series of photographs taken from dizzying heights above the bustling cities of Seoul, Hong Kong and New York below.

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Location: Plaza Hotel, Seoul, South Korea

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Self-portrait, the most prominent, is a series of photographs of Ahn on or near the top of skyscrapers, often leaning from a window or seated on a ledge.

Location: Plaza Hotel, Seoul, South Korea

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Some are taken from a first-person perspective, showing her legs dangling into space as she looks down.

Location: New York City, United States (fireworks for the 4th of July Independence Day)

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The project stemmed from a photograph of her feet she took while sitting on the edge of an apartment building while a student at Pratt, and has continued since then.

Location: New York

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For these photographs, Ahn works by gaining access to the building legitimately -- it can take several months for the owners to give permission for the project -- and setting a digital camera to take a large volume of high-speed images while she poses.

Location: KT, Seoul, South Korea

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Ahn uses a harness for some first-person shots, and responds to criticism of the safety of the project simply by saying that she 'always tries to be careful'.

Location: Italy

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The bulk of the photographs are from New York and Seoul, with some from Hong Kong.

Location: Hong Kong, Under Traveling Support of HK Tourism Board/Kumsan Gallery.

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She started the project in 2008 and has scaled around 14 skyscrapers and apartment blocks.

Location: NYC, NY, USA

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The 32-year-old photographer takes the images using setting up cameras with self timers to capture her in the extreme positions.

Location: Hanhwa Building, Seoul, South Korea

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Jun Ahn high above the chaotic architecture and bustle of Hong Kong.


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Jun Ahn high above the chaotic architecture and bustle of Hong Kong.


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