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For this project I photographed the professional climber and all-around strongman Seth Tart climbing at Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, Texas. This was my favorite image of the series, as his Herculean shoulders dominate the frame.
I used a wide-angle lens just behind and above Seth to bring the viewer close to Seth, and into the action. Draper White and I processed the image with a gritty, high-contrast treatment to add more emotional power.
The image gathered a great response, and it has also become one of my personal favorite rock-climbing images.