Articles, Covers and new Clients.
Its been a busy month and we're less than half way through. Just seen the latest issue of the UK based climbing magazine, Climber and its great to see a couple of features in there with my name on them.
I guess as good as any place to start is the cover. It's one of mine, a photo originally taken for a feature illustrating a great crag in the Peak District National Park (England) called Gardoms Edge, an escarpment of Gritstone. The actual shot they chose is a shot showing climber Lucy Creamer on a great little route called "Apple Arete" i was quite suprised when i got the email from the editor telling me they were using it because the shot was actually taken in "Landscape" for a double page spread opener to the article (see below)
For the cover shot they neatly cropped out the writer of the piece, John Horsecroft and "Voila" you have a cover shot (see below)
For the same issue i was very privilaged to shoot some photos of one of the great modern day alpinist's Stefan Glowacz. He was taking time out from exploring far flung locations like Baffin Island to make a rare UK appearance at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Its great to photograph people like Stefan who's career i've followed since i was a fledgling climber and "wanna be" Alpinist myself. I'm glad to report i was'nt at all disapointed when i actually got to meet one of my heroes. Listening to him talking during the interview i found him totally engaging and entertaining, something he's perhaps not best known for, thanks Stefan.
Which neatly brings me onto new clients. I'm always really stoked to get a call from someone i've never worked with before and a couple of months ago it was the turn of "Womens Fitness"
"Hi, this is Sharonne from Womens Fitness and we're looking for some photo's" They needed photos to illustrate a monthly feature they produce called "Sporting Heroines" and as it turned out the featured "Heroine" for the April edition was someone i'd been working with a lot recently Lucy Creamer(www.lucycreamer.com) Lucy is without doubt Britains best female climber and they needed 6 or 7 photos to show off her "alround" talents. I duly dispatched a selection of La Creamer doing all things climbing - Rock, Ice, Sport, Traditional, Bouldering and lifestyle, they chose 5, but in the end only used 2. One of Lucy walking through a beautiful "Narnia" like winter wonderland in St.Leger, France and one of Lu in action on a frozen waterfall somewhere in Switzerland.