I contributed photos for Abbey Smith’s recent article in Elevation Outdoors on alpine bouldering in Colorado. Check it out! Classic Alex Puccio on Silverback, Chad Greedy on the Kind Traverse and Jeffrey Landman on Skipper Roof in RMNP! Read the story here.
I wrote a story recently about Paradox Sports for a really cool publication called Elevation Outdoors. I met great people and learned more about prosthetic limbs than I ever thought possible. Climbing’s hard by itself, nevermind when you’re missing a body part. But with or without all the parts, it’s still climbing, it’s still hard and it’s still tons of fun.
Bob Kimbro carries his feet to the crag. They are toy-sized, electric blue climbing shoes almost small enough to fit on a keychain. Kimbro screws the shoes into metal posts where his ankles used to be, ties into the rope and scrambles up a limestone pillar at Shelf Road, a climbing area near Canon City, Colorado. It’s a typical day at the crag with Paradox Sports. Ropes spill out of backpacks, climbers work on problems and puppies curl up in the dirt amid random body parts—legs and feet—strewn around the crag. Please read the rest of the story here.
I got really into timelapses when I went to Patagonia this year with Tim Kemple and The North Face. And lately I’ve been doing one almost every time I go climbing. They can definitely be too much sometimes, but it’s fun to experiment. I’ve learned that a sturdy tripod is key! Here’s a timelapse of Chaos Canyon from Lake Haiyaha, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
The wildflowers are off the hook in Colorado this summer! I don’t love running with my camera, it’s heavy, fragile and doesn’t like rain, but how can I be a photographer without a it? Plus I always miss something when I leave it at home. I went for a hike near Eldora the other day and shot these photos of the wildflowers on my run. Enjoy!
I’ve been shooting out of a lot of car windows recently. Sometimes I’m going for a certain visual effect but usually I’m just experimenting, or lazy. Either way, shooting out the window is good entertainment on long drives. It reminds me of being a kid, driving around in the car with my Mom, my forehead on the cool window glass, forcing my eyes to unfocus and blur the passing scenery. Turns out it’s way easier to do with a camera. Photography shows us life as we could never see it, I love that. Here are some photos I took yesterday on the drive back from Mt. Evans.
It’s been raining A LOT in Boulder, Colorado recently. Being an East Coast girl, I love it. It’s not the same critical mass of sticky humidity I grew up with back home. It’s hard and fast and yields a heady evaporate of hot sand and sage. The storms are either 15 minute intervals that leave Boulder flooded and blinking, or longer, more epic dowsings. Either way, by the time the lightning hits Kansas, everything in Boulder is washed clean – the roads, the plants, even the sunshine seems crisper. Here’s a collection of photos from yesterday’s afternoon storm.