Climbing Photography by Ironworks Climber Austin Holey
Austin Holey, a 20 year old Merritt College in Oakland student and Berkeley native, studies at the landscape horticulture department at Merritt College in Oakland. When he's not busy building vegetable beds, he photographs his friends, other Bay Area climbers in Bishop, Owens River Gorge, and Yosemite. He's been climbing for over two years, mostly bouldering. He has started to take his experience from Ironworks out to Bishop and the routes at Mickey's Beach.
Shooting with a Canon Rebel XTI and a Nikon D 300, Austin has taken a number of great climbing photos. He took a moment to talk about some of his climbing shots.
Scott Cory on the Buttermilker in Bishop
I have always been interested in photos and have always been the one with the camera but have never taken any formal classes. Up until very recently my photos have simply been for pleasure and for cool documentation. After my trip to New Zealand I was given the opportunity to take some really cool pictures of climbers and amazing landscapes which has helped me to begin taking photography a bit more seriously. Right now its looking like something that I will want to continue with a more "professional" attitude and hopefully produce some cool shots.
Matt Johnson on Center Direct
I try to find angles that never really been shot from. With climbing that can be hard but if you find that angle you can make a simple climb look world class.
Cuz flashing Fight Club 5.13b at Owen's River Gorge
Don't be afraid to be the guy who is always taking pictures or to tell people to get out of your shot.
You can check out more of Austin's work at his Flickr site
Labels: Austin Haley, Climbing photography, Matt Johnson