Elaina Hammeken

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This is me

My name is Elaina and I am what they call an urban explorer. From scaling cranes and buildings to spelunking the underground, urbexing is about taking a step off the beaten path to find the unseen world around you. I started urbexing a few years ago after a life changing snowboard injury..


I strive to capture the moment and inspire others through my urbex photography whether it be transportation to tranquility, aspiring great feats or just the history of time.

Elaina Hammeken
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Why I‘m

Urban Explorer in Red Bull TV’s original series, URBEX: Enter At Your Own Risk From wondering if I would ever walk again to standing atop skyscrapers, the only boundaries are the ones we perceive to be!

From being the first contestant kicked off America’s Next Top Model to agencies rejecting me based on my skin color, I set out to prove you don’t need an agency, stylist, makeup, a photographer or anyone’s permission to follow your dreams.


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