Alice Barr and her KHOU camera crew spend an authorized-by-building-management evening on top of an unnamed Downtown hotel to feature the photography and highrise hijinx of the “rooftopper” who goes by the name of Visual Contrabrand. The photographer (pictured above) tells Barr he’s afraid of heights, and that even after climbing down, glances at some of the images he’s taken “still make my palms sweaty.” But that doesn’t stop him from finding a way to access various tall structures around town (“without destroying any property,” he says) and snapping daredevil pix with his Canon 70D.
“Because his art often comes with a side of trespass,” she explains, Barr keeps Visual Contraband’s name and full face off-camera. But his Instagram feed documents his various adventures on rooftops in Houston — and a few other cities he’s visited.
Photos: Visual Contrabrand