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What makes a good climbing picture?
From my point of view trying to accomplish a good climbing photograph is not an easy task. There are many ways to achieve an attractive image. Intention and preparation can lead us to reach captivating photos, but only a few will have what it takes to transcend time. Personally I think this outstanding images are the ones that tell a story themselves, where creativity in the composition is out of the current schemes or those that just caught a right, perfect and unrepeatable moment.
What inspires you in climbing photography?
What inspires me is not something that I have really defined, I truly enjoy photographing because it is a form of creation through which I can evoke emotions and express my own feelings. I think inspiration is a set of things that lead me to pursue an image, sometimes it can be the desire to transmit an atmosphere, like the warm hue of the sunset light among the clouds; or the battle between a climber and his project; even the intention to capture something beautiful to comfort the soul, like mountains, forests or rivers. But if I had to say that there is a precise inspiration behind my pictures I would say it’s trying to show the bond between us and nature, which balances and keeps us healthy.