I’ve been on the road again; this time a quick trip to Arapiles and The Grampians. More on that soon, but in the meantime the June issue of Klettern Magazine has turned up and I’m happy to have got another cover with Monique styling on that crazy tufa route in Verdon Gorge. Sweet!
I’ve scored some covers recently. Firstly, here is the 2012 issue of Ascent. Very stoked about this one!
Ascent is Rock and Ice magazine’s mega annual. It is the original literary journal of climbing, conceived of and edited for many years by Steck and Roper. Rock and Ice rejuvenated the journal last year — and I scored the cover then as well. I’m reposting that again here because I don’t know if we’ll ever get my old blog database up and running again… Anyway, I’m really honoured to have my work appear here. Thanks Rock and Ice!
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!
Latest issue of Australia’s Rock Magazine is out and I’ve scored a few nice shots in there. Stoked! The cover is my shot of Monique on the amazing tufa route she did in Verdon Gorge, France, last year. The thought of that move, pulling through the last crux, about 50-metres up the 60-metre route, brings tears to my eyes! My earlier report about that climb, Tom et je Ris (8b+, 32), is here. I’ve been working on a little video of this climb and should have that online in a few days.
I’ve also scored the back cover with my shot of Lee Cossey on his Saturation Point (33) in the Blue Mountains, in this Black Diamond advertisement.
Among some other shots inside the magazine, I’ve got a another shot of Lee in a full-page ad for The North Face, this time on his Sneaky Snake (33) in the Grampians.
It looks like another interesting issue from Rock Magazine, keep up the good work!
Yay! We’ve received the first sample copies — and the stock — of my new coffee-table book! I am super-duper-stoked with how it has turned out. All the work and heartache over the years has most definitely been worth it. Thanks so so much to my supporters and everyone who contributed their time and energy into this project over the years. I wanted to create a book that reflects the most positive aspects of climbing and the climbing community — and I hope we’ve achieved that. Below is what my marketing department had to say about it (thanks babe)!Â Please check the book out everyone and I look forward to hearing what you think.
World Climbing: Rock Odyssey, the welcomed sequel to Simon Carterâ€™s award-winning World Climbing: Images from the Edge, presents the finest images by one of the worldâ€™s foremost climbing photographers. Rock Odyssey is a photographic essay which follows modern-day rock climbers to far-flung reaches of the world where they attempt the routes of their dreams.
A visual feast, Rock Odyssey takes us on a breathtaking voyage stopping at sixteen exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Towerâ€™s geometric multi-faceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three-dimensional tufa jungles. And bringing it back home, Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmaniaâ€™s Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomiteâ€™s wild alpine rock, Montserratâ€™s crazy cobblestone towers and The Darranâ€™s Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.
Chapter introductions written by leading Australian climber, Monique Forestier, set the scene and give delightful insights into the unique attractions of each area.
Rock Odyssey is a celebration of Simon Carterâ€™s vision to capture the dizzying feats of climbers doing what they love most. Carter has captured elusive moments, seamlessly merging landscape with action and magically animating his images with untrumpable natural light. Through Carterâ€™s lens, the extraordinary rock architecture of the worldâ€™s classics crags become the stage, an arena, where climbers contest their own mental and physical battles. Barriers are broken, boundaries are pushed, dreams are lived, and, sometimes, summits are bagged. So chalk up, grab a copy, hold on tight and let the odyssey begin.
- Large format, hard-cover coffee-table photo book.
- Featuring 208 spectacular colour images from 16 of the world great rock climbing destinations.
- 180-pages, measuring 280mm high x 250mm wide.
- Published by Onsight Photography, please contact us with distribution queries.
- Mail-order from our online shop here. Or use the “Buy Now” buttons below.
- In AUSTRALIA it is available from many good outdoor equipment shops.
- In the UK and Europe it is distributed by Cordee.
- In the USA it is distributed by Wilderness Press.
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Here are some sample spreads.
I’m stoked to say that the World Climbing Calendar 2012 has been printed and is available now. This in the 18th annual calendar featuring my photos and I’m very very happy with it. So check it out! Here’s the blurb — and ordering and availability information is also below.