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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Matt â€œNoryâ€ Norgrove has been making his mark in the Blue Mountains of late. On the rock he has been ripping it up and has steadily accumulated an exceptional tick list of ultra-hard routes: lots of 31â€™s and 32â€™s, some rarely repeated, many in fast time — the list is too long to get into here. His enthusiasm, positive attitude, and encouragement of others, is appreciated.
Recently Matt crankedÂ Moonshadow, his first 33 — an awesome achievement! So I coaxed him out for photo shoot on that gnarly rock and worked him till his fingers were raw…
Also, below is an older shot that I took of Matt on Mr Line (32). Check out his blog, itâ€™s a good read.
Great job Matt. And thanks for the help with the shots. Keep cranking!
Had a really nice write up — and double-page spread — in the Weekend Australian Magazine. Sweet!
This is what it says:
Hereâ€™s a little video weâ€™ve just produced of Moniqueâ€™s climb of the awesome Tom et je Ris (8b+ or 32) in Verdon Gorge, which I reported earlier here. I hope you like it!
I’ve shot video from time to time over the years, usually as second camera, getting the hard-to-get shots, on film, TV, and TV commercial jobs. But this itâ€™s the first little video Iâ€™ve produced like this. Iâ€™m really psyched to do a lot more of them in the future and got some exciting projects in the pipeline. So what do you think? Iâ€™d love some feedback and to hear your ideas, let me know what you think of my dangling in mid-air camera work, and maybe Iâ€™ll get even more psyched to do more of these. For sure, stills photography will remain my main focus but Iâ€™m having fun mixing it up a bit.
If you have any feedback for Monique, you could always let her know on her blog here. Iâ€™m sure sheâ€™d appreciate some comments too.
I shot most of this footage on a Nikon D5100 in full high-definition and just a few segments on a Nikon D3s (including the time-lapse). A big thank you to Darryn Rogers for his graphics, editing and grading. And also a big thank you to Moby for letting me use his music.
Talking about recently published work, here’s a few shots in Klettern Magazine’s (Germany) poster format 2012 wall calendar.
The team at Climb Magazine (UK) have been producing a fantastic magazine of late and have kicked off the new year with their first ever Photo Annual, or “Photographic Issue” to be precise. Well, I’m hoping it’s going to be an annual thing anyway. Judging by the digital preview on their website (which you can see here) it’s looking good with lots of interesting articles. There is also an interview with yours truly.
I haven’t seen the actual magazine yet but it has a great cover.Â Â I think the black and white works well. The shot of Crystal Davis on El Matador (5.10d) at Devils Tower, was taken using my special camera apparatus thingy to get the angle — more on that coming soon, promise!
My interview was by Ian Parnell, no slouch with a camera himself. Thanks Ian, for the opportunity to share some of my thoughts. And thanks to my assistant Cathy McBey, for shooting my portrait for this (not really a self-portrait as credited – now that would have been tricky!).
I’m looking forward to checking out everything else in the mag as soon as it arrives. Come on Australia Post!