Teva Games Competitor Tools
Vail, Colorado February 2012; Teva Mountain Games. Breaking through B.S. barriers, and doing so boldly. The climber’s focus on what lies above coupled with her determination to “get there” are held in juxtaposition by her slight pause just before setting the tool. It is often stated that women today, both in sport and more generally, strive for equality relative their male counterparts. As a professional photographer who strives to create original imagery, I would offer, never once have I captured the same divinity or greater beauty while photographing men. Throughout this particular day’s shooting, overcast skies and painfully awful light made it necessary for me to rearrange the image’s composition and color scheme; my off the wall attempt (pun intended) to compensate for the light’s dullness and at the same time illustrate the severity of the task these athletes were attempting to overcome complements the intensity of this great event.