Gain new perspective on New York. This dizzying shot of Rockefeller Center’s construction was taken by Charles C. Ebbets (1905-1978) from the GE Building’s 69th floor, and was among 300 of his nationally published photos. Ebbets dabbled in other daredevil jobs too, including piloting planes, car racing, wrestling and hunting. He was also the official staff photographer for Jack Dempsey and the Miami Daily News.
Daredevil photographer Charles Ebbets (1905-1978) might even awe today’s extreme photographers with his dizzying shots. Snapping his classic shots from the same dangerous heights as his subjects, Ebbets published 300 photos in the New York Herald Tribune. Ebbets also worked as a pilot, auto racer, wrestler and hunter. He was prizefighter Jack Dempsey’s official staff photographer.