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Offline Darren Cassese

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And you thought your shoot was risky!
« on: March 01, 2017, 05:54:04 AM »
Honestly, this just makes me angry to watch.

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 01:15:01 PM »
What they don't realize is that this would have been a completely different story if she had fallen.

Idiots.
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 02:12:52 PM »
As the newscaster said, "Coulda just done it with a green screen".  Reward my ass!  How about some time out in a cell where, as Mom always said,  "You can just think about what you've done."?

Assuming she lives, this woman will be back with something even more harebrained, too, because she's a thrill seeker more than a model. 

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 05:41:00 PM »

+1 Duck.

Nuts! 

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 07:38:19 PM »
Vice News had a news story about this a couple of months back - they called them 'roofers.'  It's mostly bored millenials with more time and money then sense (ahh, those were the days) and mostly Eastern European.  They talk their way/break into buildings - get to the roof, and shoot some 'extreme' photos. Share them on (insert social media darling here) and watch the likes roll in. What's really interesting, or horrifying if you're a parent, is that branding agencies are now hiring or sponsoring these roofers to create content for them.

Watch a scantily clad, fit, 20 year old dangle from a building - brought to you by Monstrous Energy beverage.

These are the times that I feel old.

Then again, one of my clients had an old newspaper ad that said '4 out of 5 doctors recommend Pall Mall cigarettes' so apparently common sense isn't all that common.

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 09:11:47 PM »
Have we really come such a long way, baby???

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 04:40:09 PM »
Camels and Pall Mall .. oh my .. not pleasant!


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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 09:01:04 AM »
Players, Benson & Hedges, Piccadilly...better?  The first two were my choice when I lived in London in the fashionable 70's.  Surgeon General's report be damned.  Fashion was far more important, and it did't feel risky....for a while

Of particular interest was reading (above) that these stunts are primarily pulled by Eastern Europeans.
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 05:05:48 PM »
Jeff, I would think that those brands were possibly even worse because of the chemicals they used.

Still on Rothmans here :)




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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 07:20:40 PM »
I'd rather be risky smoking my favourite cigars!

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 08:05:42 PM »
Players, Benson & Hedges, Piccadilly...better?  The first two were my choice when I lived in London in the fashionable 70's.  Surgeon General's report be damned.  Fashion was far more important, and it did't feel risky....for a while

Of particular interest was reading (above) that these stunts are primarily pulled by Eastern Europeans.

That was the angle of the story they played - I don't know if it's happening elsewhere as well.  Story linked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOriy-guoTU

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 09:35:18 AM »

That was the angle of the story they played - I don't know if it's happening elsewhere as well.  Story linked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOriy-guoTU


Well, now I'm kind of changing my opinion a bit on this...

I am thinking about shows like America's Got Talent where extremely talented people that have been doing death-defying stunts for years with no media recognition (or money, for that matter) finally get some publicity. Calling these people "Hobbyists" just might be inaccurate. Let's face it...you have to have some degree of skill to do this, I think...or just zero fear at all...or a combination of both, for sure.

So I'm going to make myself sleep better at night assuming these are highly trained (even if self taught) individuals seeking real fame and fortune for their (albeit insane) passion! ;)
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 09:37:17 AM »
And as another side note...what the hell is with those worthless security keys???? That's what my apartment uses! OMG!
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 09:54:03 AM »
And, in a final irony, the Russian girl tells her worried grandparents, don't worry, it's Photoshopped.  Hey, like Galen Rowell and other mountain climbing photographers, there seems to be a market for it, and I revered Galen Rowell.  I guess it's another side of the coin.  Odds are, though, that if Rowell or others fall off a mountain they aren't landing on some civilian walking to work.

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 11:13:16 AM »
Odds are, though, that if Rowell or others fall off a mountain they aren't landing on some civilian walking to work.

It's almost like new tech. Mountain climbing is sooo baby boomer. ;)

By the way, ff a mountain climber falls alone in the wild, does he make a sound?
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2017, 09:03:11 PM »
By the way, if a mountain climber falls alone in the wild, does he make a sound?

The question should be, "if a model falls off a building, will she scream all the way down?" ;D
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 09:43:39 AM »
I wonder, Duck. 

Sandy Edmiston, a 20 something neighbor girl, the only daughter of a high school friend and his wife, led climbing expeditions on Grand Teton.  One day, after she'd already come down for the day, she got an emergency call to come back up to another group of climbers, one of whom was in some sort of trouble and needed extra help.  She never made it. They found her next day at the bottom of a cliff on her route up.    That kind of fall is an occasional nightmare, and I often think I'd either be silently thinking "Oh shit" or at best voicing "ahh, fu-u-u-u....." 
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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2017, 05:37:36 PM »
I often think I'd either be silently thinking "Oh shit" or at best voicing "ahh, fu-u-u-u....." 

Kind of like this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypHktiHGJmo

On a side note while tracking this old clip down, I came across this moron. Not sure what's worse, the roofer or this idiot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq-54gox6-k

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Re: And you thought your shoot was risky!
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2017, 12:28:35 PM »
I honestly think we have a new breed of completely fearless young people and and that is not a good thing. The model did look like she took a couple deep breaths so maybe was a bit scared, so stupidity and daring won out over common sense. All it would have taken was that few seconds she was suspended by the man's hand only to be the end of her. Then you have the girl and her mother letting everyone know that it is alright to lie to your grandparents about your antics. If you are doing nothing wrong and it is legal then why lie? I give it all over to "likes" and "notoriety" at any cost. You just can't fix stupid.