I'm the Digital Editor at Climbing Magazine. Founded in 1970, we are the longest-running rock climbing publication in the US, covering all aspects of the sport in print and online at Climbing.com. I run the website. I moved to Boulder, Colorado, from New York City five years ago both for the job and to be closer to the cliffs. I'm also passionate about photography, though to be honest, lately my own climbing plans have taken priority. Both are such involved pursuits that they require a singular focus to be done well.
Photography was what originally drew me to the magazine industry. There's something special about a printed photo that can't be captured on a screen. When I was a teenager bikes were my passion, and I covered my walls in photos ripped from the pages of Ride BMX. Now that I'm an editor, I want to spread that same stoke to our readers that I got from magazines when I was growing up.
What makes a great photo?
To me, the best action sports photos are as much about the landscape as they are about the athlete. It's all about capturing the action within the greater context of the surroundings.