I've been really busy over the last month and that is always a good thing! Just this week, I finally upgraded and bought a new 15" Matte Screen MacBook Pro (2.66Hz 320g 7200rpm.) SICK! I am so stoked. Things are moving a little faster on the editing end now. Black Diamond Equipment, who have one of the nicest designed websites around, recently purchased some banner images for the site.
Additionally, an image I shot of team athlete, Paige Claassen, was picked up for a full back cover ad in the new Red River Gorge (3rd edition) Guidebook. Very cool!
I also got creative with Jonathan Siegrist (who hit me over 70 times in the head with a rope) to get the new cover image of the Urban Climber Gear Guide. This is my 5th cover at UC, and I loved working in the studio directly with the art director, Andy Outis, to get this specific image.
Please check out the Climbing Magazine Annual Gear Guide as well for several unique 'gear related' images, including this one below that I really like of Heidi Wirtz plugging in a nut in Eldorado Canyon. Running in the the issue is also a Perspective portrait of possum-fur filled mountaineering boots from the first ascent of Mount Everest, a rad shot of Matt Wilder's new FA in Hueco Tanks "Bandersnatch", and many more.
April 1st is the launch day for Eric Horst's new "Maximum Training for Climbing" Book. I was stoked to provide the cover and advertising image for the book. Below is an ad currently running in Deadpoint Magazine.
Congrats to Daniel Woods for his new partnership with Nicros Climbing. Very cool. Nicros and I have teamed up for a few years of imagery to come. Check out this cool print ad they are running with an image I shot of Daniel Woods on the first ascent of "Desperanza" V15.
I recently was a guest blogger on PrAna's website. I shot and wrote a small piece on Boulder's ABC Youth Team in Hueco Tanks and the future of climbing. PrAna has been a big supporter, and client of mine, for many years now. I truly love what they make and what they stand for. Check out post here.
Finally, go over and check out UrbanClimberMag.com sometime, the site is chalk full of interesting features, galleries, and columns that run online after the mag goes to print. I enjoy seeing my images and articles running there for people to enjoy past a shelf life. Can't beat free...
Be Good - Andy