He nearly died hanging off a skyscraper.

Rooftopping photographer John Tablate is better known by his Instagram handle, ASVPShooter. He’s captured stunning views of Toronto’s skyline from the tops of skyscrapers and construction cranes, but he’s also risked his life and those of others to do so. We met up with him on a roof to find out why.

Role: Producer / Director
Publisher: Daily VICE Canada
Project details: Several elements came together to make this piece, which had been a long time coming. The right and willing rooftopper, a building that would allow us to shoot on the roof and a view relevant enough and worthy enough of the story.