matt: climbing the king and queen seat

I met Matt and his family at Christine and Truong’s wedding. While the wedding was in California both Matt’s family and I are from Baltimore, and that was an enough conversation starter. After we both came back to Baltimore, Matt’s parents, Don and Sara, saw my pictures from the wedding and asked me to photograph Matt’s senior photos. I was obviously flattered, but worried. Umm… I capture moments, and that’s what I’m good at. But for senior pictures, I can’t imagine any moments going on and didn’t know what to do with that. So I suggested Matt to do something he is passionate about while being photographed. He said he likes rock climbing, and I was thinking,

“OK. I like rock climbing, too. That should be fun!”

But photographing someone rock climbing is a whole lot of different challenge than rock climbing myself. I was literally hanging off of the rock without tying myself to anything! I had to make sure not to fall while also making sure not to drop the heavy camera equipments to Matt’s face. This was shot by stretching my arm all the way to get a better angle. Obviously I had no idea what I was shooting and where I was focusing since I couldn’t see the viewfinder. I admit that this is not the best rock climbing photo on the web, but I’m proud of myself for taking the risk for something new, something different.

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