Retired - an Exploration of the History of Mountain Sports

I’m very honored to have had my work featured with the recent B-Rad
photography exhibit in Sonoma County, California.  I displayed prints
next to some truly inspiring artists and got to share in some wonderful
conversations and new friendships.

My work, titled “Retired” is an exploration of the history of
design in mountain sports and features climbing hardware from decades

After two days of shooting and many weeks of retouching, proofing
and finally printing I decided that I wanted to present the work in a
way that echoed the spirit of handmade exploration that brought this
technology to life in the first place:  each frame was hand built by me
and the prints were hung raw from metal clips inspired by the darkroom
developing process.

I have to give a shout out to Harrison Hood, the eccentric Sonoma based collector of all this vintage climbing equipment.  He toured me through his epic library of old technology and let me borrow a number of great pieces for this project (I also bought a few that I just couldn’t resist adding to my own personal horde).  This project did a lot to open my eyes to the history of the sport I love so much.  Keep your eyes peeled for the next project inspired by this antiquity :)

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