Jacob Riglin's Daredevil Cityscape Photography All Over the City Will Amaze You

20 year old London-based photographer Jacob Riglin travels the world taking landscape photos all over for big companies, then also published his best work on Instagram and other social networks under his @jacob account.

Riglin has visited the City several times in the past to shoot our urban landscape. As a natural explorer, Riglin likes climb on top of things to get good shots, and in the City that means being a daredevil urban explorer and often climbing buildings and bridges to get the perfect shot.

Here are some of Riglin's best captures of our City. Enjoy!

• Bright Lights, Long Nights • 
One of the craziest experiences of NYC was this moment, sat above the world, looking down at the sprawling Time Square illuminated, 24/7, by the thousands of lights, it was a very satisfying moment! Big shout to @finestgearnyc and @mjinnyc who took me round most nights while I was there / you guys rock 👍 ❤️
• Bright Lights, Long Nights • One of the craziest experiences of NYC was this moment, sat above the world, looking down at the sprawling Time Square illuminated, 24/7, by the thousands of lights, it was a very satisfying moment! Big shout to @finestgearnyc and @mjinnyc who took me round most nights while I was there / you guys rock 👍 ❤️
Photo: jacob
• #BareFeetFirst •

Due to the success of the previous #BareFeetFirst photo over Times Square I decided to ventured out again with @mjinnyc @bbsinghphotos and @marzenka_ to capture the daytime version - such a crazy experience and super stoked with the outcome 👻 #beautifuldestinations 💚
• #BareFeetFirst • Due to the success of the previous #BareFeetFirst photo over Times Square I decided to ventured out again with @mjinnyc @bbsinghphotos and @marzenka_ to capture the daytime version - such a crazy experience and super stoked with the outcome 👻 #beautifuldestinations 💚
Photo: jacob
• #BareFeetFirst •

So I'm starting a new hashtag from today called #BareFeetFirst - it's pretty self explanatory but incase your not sure, forget the shoes next time you shoot your classic looking down shots and go bare (only your shoes and socks though - don't need to see anything else) 😂🙌 This is me above Times Square last night shooting with @mjinnyc 😍
• #BareFeetFirst • So I'm starting a new hashtag from today called #BareFeetFirst - it's pretty self explanatory but incase your not sure, forget the shoes next time you shoot your classic looking down shots and go bare (only your shoes and socks though - don't need to see anything else) 😂🙌 This is me above Times Square last night shooting with @mjinnyc 😍
Photo: jacob
• #Barefeetfirst •

Here's the second shot in my new hashtag #barefeetfirst and taken at a crazy vantage point looking over the city! Unfortunately it was very dark where myself and @mjinnyc were positioned so had to use an extremely high ISO hence the slightly lowered quality - either way - insanely fun 😍👌
• #Barefeetfirst • Here's the second shot in my new hashtag #barefeetfirst and taken at a crazy vantage point looking over the city! Unfortunately it was very dark where myself and @mjinnyc were positioned so had to use an extremely high ISO hence the slightly lowered quality - either way - insanely fun 😍👌
Photo: jacob
• Take in the View •

This has been one of my favourite moments here in New York so far! This vantage point way crazy and views were unreal! Shot with @mjinnyc #iloveny 🙏❤️
• Take in the View • This has been one of my favourite moments here in New York so far! This vantage point way crazy and views were unreal! Shot with @mjinnyc #iloveny 🙏❤️
Photo: jacob
• Looking down with @nike •

Had a cool hour shooting with some great photographers before I had to head home! This was the product of sitting on a precarious handrail shooting my beloved #nike Air max 😉 check out @mrollieali for the behind the scenes shot of this - and the rest of his awesome feed!
• Looking down with @nike • Had a cool hour shooting with some great photographers before I had to head home! This was the product of sitting on a precarious handrail shooting my beloved #nike Air max 😉 check out @mrollieali for the behind the scenes shot of this - and the rest of his awesome feed!
Photo: jacob
• Symmetry •

Here's a shot of the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge a few nights ago with the editing inspired by @asteryx and @jude_allen! The clouds were perfect and super clean symmetry made this a favourite of mine! 
5D MK3 w/ 16-35mm f/4
|  4" |  f/9 |  ISO 100 |
• Symmetry • Here's a shot of the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge a few nights ago with the editing inspired by @asteryx and @jude_allen! The clouds were perfect and super clean symmetry made this a favourite of mine! 5D MK3 w/ 16-35mm f/4 | 4" | f/9 | ISO 100 |
Photo: jacob
• Making a Splash •

You can imagine the state of my @canonuk 5D Mk3 moments after this shot 😂 Lucky they are built so rugged and durable #MyCanon - Had a great morning shooting with some awesome photographers 🇺🇸 5D MK3 w/ 16-35mm f/4
|  1/400 |  f/5.6 |  ISO 200 |
• Making a Splash • You can imagine the state of my @canonuk 5D Mk3 moments after this shot 😂 Lucky they are built so rugged and durable #MyCanon - Had a great morning shooting with some awesome photographers 🇺🇸 5D MK3 w/ 16-35mm f/4 | 1/400 | f/5.6 | ISO 200 |
Photo: jacob
• Sunset with friends •

Had the honour of finally meeting up with @asteryx and @jude_allen last night, these two guys have insane feeds and have consistently inspired me to push my work. Check them out! I also shot with the awesome @createwitnate who is just starting out on Instagram (his work is crazy 😍) and met @ryanmillier who also smashes Instagram big time!! Of course the night wasn't complete without the legendary @mjinnyc creating killer shots 🇺🇸 This was Brooklyn Bridge Park at sunset ❤️ @travelrepublic #Holidaysin3words 'Relaxing sunset moments' 
w/ 16-35mm f/4 |  1/10 |  f/7.1 |  ISO 250 |
• Sunset with friends • Had the honour of finally meeting up with @asteryx and @jude_allen last night, these two guys have insane feeds and have consistently inspired me to push my work. Check them out! I also shot with the awesome @createwitnate who is just starting out on Instagram (his work is crazy 😍) and met @ryanmillier who also smashes Instagram big time!! Of course the night wasn't complete without the legendary @mjinnyc creating killer shots 🇺🇸 This was Brooklyn Bridge Park at sunset ❤️ @travelrepublic #Holidaysin3words 'Relaxing sunset moments' w/ 16-35mm f/4 | 1/10 | f/7.1 | ISO 250 |
Photo: jacob
• Time Square •
 @travelrepublic #Holidaysin3words Incredible, Beautiful Colour 😍
• Time Square • @travelrepublic #Holidaysin3words Incredible, Beautiful Colour 😍
Photo: jacob
• @beautifuldestinations Roadtrip! •

So for the next week I'm exploring NY state with @beautifuldestinations on a roadtrip accompanied by @mjinnyc !! Loads of awesome locations planned!! Look out for shots!! Here's Top Of The Rock at sunset 😍
• @beautifuldestinations Roadtrip! • So for the next week I'm exploring NY state with @beautifuldestinations on a roadtrip accompanied by @mjinnyc !! Loads of awesome locations planned!! Look out for shots!! Here's Top Of The Rock at sunset 😍
Photo: jacob
• Tourist Views •

Top Of The Rock is a must do while in NYC and I think half of the city also decided to join me up there when I went for sunset! I don't think I have ever seen so many people crammed onto a rooftop, to top it all off the sunset was crap 😂 here's a looking down shot of some movement on the lower deck! ❤️
• Tourist Views • Top Of The Rock is a must do while in NYC and I think half of the city also decided to join me up there when I went for sunset! I don't think I have ever seen so many people crammed onto a rooftop, to top it all off the sunset was crap 😂 here's a looking down shot of some movement on the lower deck! ❤️
Photo: jacob
• THAT hole in the fence •

Anyone that knows NYC knows this particular hole in the fence on Manhattan Bridge and of course being the tourist that I am I had to get the shot as well! Shot on a late night with a great bunch of friends. 🙌🏼🇺🇸
• THAT hole in the fence • Anyone that knows NYC knows this particular hole in the fence on Manhattan Bridge and of course being the tourist that I am I had to get the shot as well! Shot on a late night with a great bunch of friends. 🙌🏼🇺🇸
Photo: jacob
• The City from DUMBO •

A classic angle that had to be snapped when I was shooting in Brooklyn with @mjinnyc and @bbsinghphotos - clearly they missed the huge milky way that appeared out of nowhere! 😂❤️
• The City from DUMBO • A classic angle that had to be snapped when I was shooting in Brooklyn with @mjinnyc and @bbsinghphotos - clearly they missed the huge milky way that appeared out of nowhere! 😂❤️
Photo: jacob
• Fire and Water •

Another from the crazy sunset I got to witness in NYC with @bbsinghphotos and @arin.nyc - not too many more to come but still finding gems to edit 😂👌🇺🇸
• Fire and Water • Another from the crazy sunset I got to witness in NYC with @bbsinghphotos and @arin.nyc - not too many more to come but still finding gems to edit 😂👌🇺🇸
Photo: jacob
• Heavy Clouds •

Shot  a few days back in NYC with my boy @mjinnyc on a super cool rooftop! I rarely shoot in the middle of the day as the lighting is usually too harsh but with clouds like this I couldn't resist!! Hope everyone is having a great week! Not long till the weekend! ❤️
• Heavy Clouds • Shot a few days back in NYC with my boy @mjinnyc on a super cool rooftop! I rarely shoot in the middle of the day as the lighting is usually too harsh but with clouds like this I couldn't resist!! Hope everyone is having a great week! Not long till the weekend! ❤️
Photo: jacob
• Top Of The Rock •

Inspired by my good friend @loveandlife.images this shot was taken at Top Of The Rock at sunset, one of the best view points in NYC! I can't wait to go back and explore this city more! I met up with the legendary @mjinnyc after this and had wild night chasing rooftops! Always enjoy shooting with good company, who else agrees? ❤️ Shout to my boy @dead.shots - his feed is rad 🙏
• Top Of The Rock • Inspired by my good friend @loveandlife.images this shot was taken at Top Of The Rock at sunset, one of the best view points in NYC! I can't wait to go back and explore this city more! I met up with the legendary @mjinnyc after this and had wild night chasing rooftops! Always enjoy shooting with good company, who else agrees? ❤️ Shout to my boy @dead.shots - his feed is rad 🙏
Photo: jacob
• Blue Evenings •

Shooting on great summers evenings with awesome company in NYC! This was taken with @mjinnyc and @bbsinghphotos in Brooklyn Bridge Park moments before a huge wall of clouds passed over and engulfed the clear skies! What a great city! ❤️ Also thank you all so much, my Big Ben photo from 2 days ago hit over 10,000 likes! My most ever! Crazy!
• Blue Evenings • Shooting on great summers evenings with awesome company in NYC! This was taken with @mjinnyc and @bbsinghphotos in Brooklyn Bridge Park moments before a huge wall of clouds passed over and engulfed the clear skies! What a great city! ❤️ Also thank you all so much, my Big Ben photo from 2 days ago hit over 10,000 likes! My most ever! Crazy!
Photo: jacob
• Post Apocalypse Part 1 •

I think anyone that was in NYC last night would have seen the eruption of colour at sunset after the storm past which gave way to a phenomenal sight! This was shot in the early stages of the sunset, and my next few photos will show how it changed! Shooting with @bbsinghphotos @mjinnyc @misshattan and @arin.nyc last night 😊💙
• Post Apocalypse Part 1 • I think anyone that was in NYC last night would have seen the eruption of colour at sunset after the storm past which gave way to a phenomenal sight! This was shot in the early stages of the sunset, and my next few photos will show how it changed! Shooting with @bbsinghphotos @mjinnyc @misshattan and @arin.nyc last night 😊💙
Photo: jacob
• Post Apocalypse Part 2 •

Interested in some super limited prints? Head over to @guyhepner or the link in my bio to purchase them!
This is the second photo from last nights fiery skies over NYC - probably one of the best sunsets iv ever seen! Was shooting with @bbsinghphotos and @arin.nyc!

This is a completely legit puddle reflection found and captured in Gantry State Park, Queens - no photoshop here!! 😳☀️
• Post Apocalypse Part 2 • Interested in some super limited prints? Head over to @guyhepner or the link in my bio to purchase them! This is the second photo from last nights fiery skies over NYC - probably one of the best sunsets iv ever seen! Was shooting with @bbsinghphotos and @arin.nyc! This is a completely legit puddle reflection found and captured in Gantry State Park, Queens - no photoshop here!! 😳☀️
Photo: jacob
• Brooklyn Angles •

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my last photo - it meant so much!! Thank you!

This was shot at Brooklyn Bridge park with some awesome photographers a few nights back! It's a classic shot of NYC and I had to have it in my portfolio of photos!! ✨
• Brooklyn Angles • Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my last photo - it meant so much!! Thank you! This was shot at Brooklyn Bridge park with some awesome photographers a few nights back! It's a classic shot of NYC and I had to have it in my portfolio of photos!! ✨
Photo: jacob
• Flatiron •

Head over to @guyhepner where I am starting a takeover in preparation for my work going live for sale online on Tuesday! #JacobxGH you're interested in any numbered and signed prints, Tuesday is the day!! Yesterday was pretty crazy but all I can say is thank you to the awesome people I have met out here! You guys made yesterday seemingly a lot better than it could of been, @mjinnyc, @marzenka_ @bbsinghphotos ☀️
• Flatiron • Head over to @guyhepner where I am starting a takeover in preparation for my work going live for sale online on Tuesday! #JacobxGH you're interested in any numbered and signed prints, Tuesday is the day!! Yesterday was pretty crazy but all I can say is thank you to the awesome people I have met out here! You guys made yesterday seemingly a lot better than it could of been, @mjinnyc, @marzenka_ @bbsinghphotos ☀️
Photo: jacob
• Golden Hour •

Not a bad view to be so close to, isn't that right @TomJauncey 😉 This was shot at sunset a few nights back with @mjinnyc and @finestgearnyc! Back out tonight shooting with some cool guys, photos to come soon! ✨💚🙏
• Golden Hour • Not a bad view to be so close to, isn't that right @TomJauncey 😉 This was shot at sunset a few nights back with @mjinnyc and @finestgearnyc! Back out tonight shooting with some cool guys, photos to come soon! ✨💚🙏
Photo: jacob
• Flatiron Building •

Here's my DSLR shot of the stunning Flatiron building in Manhattan! I love the design of this building and its a really New York icon in my eyes! This was made of 2 photos to capture both taxis! ☀️
• Flatiron Building • Here's my DSLR shot of the stunning Flatiron building in Manhattan! I love the design of this building and its a really New York icon in my eyes! This was made of 2 photos to capture both taxis! ☀️
Photo: jacob
• NYC Summer evenings •

Witnessed a crazy sunset last night with @mjinnyc moments from where I am staying!! Was such a perfect moment as the light hit the top of the One World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan! 😍 This was a 4 minute exposure! Thanks to @BeautifulMatters for the feature today!!
• NYC Summer evenings • Witnessed a crazy sunset last night with @mjinnyc moments from where I am staying!! Was such a perfect moment as the light hit the top of the One World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan! 😍 This was a 4 minute exposure! Thanks to @BeautifulMatters for the feature today!!
Photo: jacob
• Downtown •

Had a fun time shooting with @midnight.xpress and @jamakiss a few nights ago - here is a shot I snapped from the roof of a super cool building in Manhattan! In this shot you can see 5th Avenue which leads down past the famous Flatiron building at the bottom of the photo and towards Downtown Manhattan where the beautiful One World Trade Center is! This was taken using my Canon 24-105mm f/4! 😍👌
• Downtown • Had a fun time shooting with @midnight.xpress and @jamakiss a few nights ago - here is a shot I snapped from the roof of a super cool building in Manhattan! In this shot you can see 5th Avenue which leads down past the famous Flatiron building at the bottom of the photo and towards Downtown Manhattan where the beautiful One World Trade Center is! This was taken using my Canon 24-105mm f/4! 😍👌
Photo: jacob
• Those NYC tones •

Shot from a crazy view point a few evenings ago with a bunch of rad photographers! The light that hit the buildings below us was unreal - this city has so much to offer, it really is a photographers paradise! ❤️✈️
• Those NYC tones • Shot from a crazy view point a few evenings ago with a bunch of rad photographers! The light that hit the buildings below us was unreal - this city has so much to offer, it really is a photographers paradise! ❤️✈️
Photo: jacob
• Brooklyn Bridge •

Had a wonder round Manhattan yesterday and made it down to the stunning Brooklyn Bridge! The sunlight was extremely harsh but managed to snap this on the walk back over! 💥
• Brooklyn Bridge • Had a wonder round Manhattan yesterday and made it down to the stunning Brooklyn Bridge! The sunlight was extremely harsh but managed to snap this on the walk back over! 💥
Photo: jacob
• Fiery skies, Bright Lights •

Had a crazy day of shooting on my second day here in New York, shot with some awesome guys and hit some insane spots! This was taken using the Canon 11-24mm f/4 - what a beast! So many photos to share with you 👌😍
• Fiery skies, Bright Lights • Had a crazy day of shooting on my second day here in New York, shot with some awesome guys and hit some insane spots! This was taken using the Canon 11-24mm f/4 - what a beast! So many photos to share with you 👌😍
Photo: jacob

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