Life among urban explorers: adventures of researcher Bradley Garrett
THIS incredible footage is the work of ethnographer Bradley Garrett, who spent four years as an urban explorer to understand their world. Garrett was part of team who made headlines back in 2012 when he posted a series of photographs from the top of The Shard skyscraper while it was still under construction. During his time on the urban exploration scene he helped explore everywhere from abandoned amusement parks and disused churches to Parisian sewer systems, half-built Las Vegas hotels and London’s mythical lost rivers. Now a researcher at the University of Oxford, Garrett studied the subculture while he was a PhD student at the University of London and has released a book, Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, of his writings and photographs. His footage offers an amazing insight into the lives of the practitioners of this access-all-areas subculture.
Videographer / Director: Bradley L. Garrett
Producer: Thomas Midlane
Editor: Ian Phillips
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Real life doll uses hypnotherapy to become brainless
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Director / Videographer: Russell Nickerson
Producer: Jack McKay
Editor: Joshua Douglas
Strong crosswinds in the United Kingdom caused some problems for airline pilots on February 15. In this video, one plane has a particularly bumpy landing at Birmingham Airport. The person who recorded this stated it was “very reassuring that the undercarriage can take this sort of punishment without blowing itself to pieces.” Credit: Jeremy Jones