Instagram Is Crack for Urban Explorers

March 4, 2015 | Bucky Turco

Filmmaker Jeff Seal tagged along with some of New York’s most ambitious and youngest urban explorers, all in the pursuit of Instagram greatness. The social media platform is apparently a big motivator for these thrill-seekers and the reason why there’s so many photos of feet dangling over ledges, people spinning steel wool on fire, and the obligatory lighting of colored smoke bombs.

The five minute video features photographers such as @kostennn, @demidism, @lindsay_nunnery, @jamesslanning, @vic.invades, @gbergphoto, @shot_by_ian and @heavy_minds, the majority of whom openly show their faces in defiance of trespassing laws all around the city.