The holiday season was packed with traveling, shooting, becoming an aunt and working on my new web site, which should be up and running in the next week. I’m really excited about the new site and would love to hear your thoughts – I’m going for authentic and original, streamlined and sexy. Thanks to the design-savvy Sacha Halenda of FormFive! It will also link to instagram – my latest obsession. I can’t seem to get enough of that instant, at-your-fingertip inspiration!!
This past June I assisted Portland-based photographer Boone Speed with a photo shoot in NYC for FILA. Boone’s not just a super talented artist and an all-around inspiring guy. He used to be a Fila-sponsored climber back in the day, which made the shoot – featuring the company’s newest athlete, pro climber Alex Puccio – that much more fitting. And Boone definitely knows how to shoot climbing, even in NYC.
Check out this video of our spring trip to Patagonia with The North Face ultrarunners Tracy Garneau and Hal Koerner. It was incredible to be part of this shoot, and super exciting to see the end result of our hard work. I can’t imagine a more perfect place to run, climb or test gear. Patagonia might be the most beautiful place in the world. Great job Camp4 Crew!
This past March we spent two weeks shooting photo and video in southern Argentina for The North Face. My long time friend (and talanted photographer in her own right)Caroline Treadway came along to assist. I thought it might be fun to get her perspective on the whole shoot — especially because she is a blogging ninja. So I asked her whip up something. Here’s what she had to say:
The North Face could have shot their fall/winter performance line anywhere. But the cool thing about TNF (and they’re not paying me to write this) is that they wanted photos of their athletes using and abusing the latest gear in real conditions – a reflection of the company’s desire to tell authentic, athlete-centered stories that are not only inspiring but good marketing, and great for me, because it meant a trip to Patagonia. Check out the rest of my behind the scenes post on Tim’s blog!
I hiked up to Chaos Canyon today and this is what it looked like. Still a little early for rock climbing…
I flew to Oahu to rock climb and collaborate on an article for Deadpoint Magazine (coming out soon!) with Abbey Smith and Jason Kehl. But the second morning, we woke to heavy black skies and flash flood warnings via NOAA that quickly proved accurate. It was December, and though we’d heard rumors of possible rogue waves on the northwest short of Oahu, our destination, we hadn’t expected rain, and certainly not this violent onslaught of precipitation.Luckily Oahu is more than just beaches and maitais! Check out the photo gallery here!
Back when I drank coffee, I was a coffee snob. Actually, I was an espresso snob. I drank dry cappuccinos and would only sink to regular coffee in France, or at a gas station in the middle of nowhere without a Starbucks, low moments that can befall even the pickiest coffee drinkers.
These days I’m a tea snob. I like green tea, preferably the expensive kind that tastes like a freshly mown Japanese lawn. When I fly, I bring tea bags. When I travel places where I suspect there’s a scarcity of green tea, I bring loose tea, the good stuff. It just makes traveling a little more….civilized. Read the rest of the review here!