Li Wei is a performance artist like no other. With his photos, what you see is what you get. No Photoshop, no helmet, just balls. There is zero digital manipulation involved, he may use wires from time to time though. Still, he shoots in dangerous places like high buildings, lakes, and ice holes and his self-portraits involve the risk of losing life or limb.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.