Archive for September, 2010

High Sierra North Face Photo Shoot

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The last few months have been a whirlwind tour of speaking events, film productions and photo shoots. It’s been non - stop travel, so it was nice to pull over recently for a week long back country shoot in the Sierras with Peter Croft and Conrad Anker. This was a commercial photo shoot for the North Face. As with most North Face shoots, most of the images are much less “produced” than most commercial shoots, and a more documentary, run and gun style production. It’s a bit difficult to bring a creative director, account manager, art director etc. on location (not to mention lighting and an assistant to bring you a coffee from Starbucks), when you’re trying to chase Peter and Conrad around the high Sierras. The approach becomes a bit more photo journalistic. The goal is to bring back a good mix of images and, hopefully, a couple big inspiring beauty shots as well. It’s usually a good challenge and always a guaranteed adventure when I get to run around the mountains with Peter and Conrad. The week was full of alpine starts, storms and knife edge ridges. Here a couple of my favorite pics from the shoot.”

Peter Croft getting an alpine start at the beginning of the Palisades Traverse.

Peter Croft getting an alpine start at the beginning of the Palisades Traverse.


Conrad Anker approaching Scimatar Pass before the storm.

Conrad Anker approaching Scimatar Pass before the storm.

Peter Croft firing "the Prow" (5.12) at Cardinal Pinnacle.

Peter Croft firing "the Prow" (5.12) at Cardinal Pinnacle.