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Climbing the Divide by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Lucy climbs in Red Rock Nevada:

Twenty minutes west of Las Vegas, the gentle eye in a category five hurricane of vice, sin, blue-men, and neon. The term “juxtaposition” gets thrown around rather liberally but Red Rock is a true juxtaposition. You have the fast paced, silicon lifestyle of Vegas and yet, in the horizon, rocks glisten with unfathomed potential.  

I find the phrase “the mountains are calling” to be disconcerting, but when viewing this photo, it’s all I hear. Perfect rock in perfect conditions. Lucy climbs a forty foot boulder, “The Divide” in the Kraft boulder field. Though the rock stands tall with aplomb, Lucy uses technique to chimney up the divide.

We often forget how pivotal nature is to our creativity and ego. Cormac McCarthy, in his book “Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West” invokes mans interconnectedness to the rock:

“The very clarity of these articles belied their familiarity, for the eye predicates the whole on some feature or part and here was nothing more luminous than another and nothing more enshadowed and in the optical democracy of such landscapes all preference is made whimsical and a man and a rock become endowed with unguessed kinship.”

climbing in red rock by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Grant Albert likes techno, rock climbing, and basset hounds. You can find more of his writings on noiseprn.

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami offering portrait, product, architectural and interior photography services.

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Mountains of Juneau, Alaska

Juneau AK

arial view of Juneau mountain

On a recent trip to Juneau, Alaska to visit two great photographers (and friends from school) Brandon Hauser and Kenneth Moriarty, I found myself reaching a realization:

Of the hours spent hiking up mountains, I could not find the right scene to represent AK the way I saw it. However, it was during a short helicopter ride that I grabbed this fleeting view with my point and shoot Canon G10.

The mountain’s size is as evident as the depth of the wilderness. The weather is as dramatic in this as my expectations were to capture amazing images in Alaska. Luckily for me, sometimes a snap shot is all it takes.

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