Four Mile.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009.

In an effort to get out of the house and soak up some sunshine, I found myself photographing some friends bouldering outside of Buena Vista over the weekend. Whenever I am somewhere new, different I am almost instinctively drawn to explore the surrounding landscape, be it urban or natural.

The trademark of any good journalist I suppose would be curiosity followed by dedicated observation. I had only moments to spend with Chad and his climbing crew before heading back into town, but this single image of ritual preparation for the climb summed up that afternoon amongst friends. The white chalk takes the sweat and slip out of the climbers hands thus enabling a better grip on the steep and often treacherous rock face.

Images from the Forth Season are still being edited and should post soon!

Cheers, Jeremy