Pipeworks Portraits by Nicholas Wray
Recently, Sacramento Pipeworks manager, Vaughn Medford scanned the staff pictures and felt a little disappointed. Pipeworks has one of the coolest Touchstone staffs and Vaughn wanted some portraits to reflect how good looking, fun, and exciting the climbers are that work for the Sacramento gym. Vaughn tracked down long time gym member Nicholas Wray and had a photo shoot.
Nicholas Wray grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and found rock climbing when he moved to California six years ago. Wray has always been interested in rocks though. While at Northern Kentucky University, he majored in geology. Then “to do something a little more fun”, Wray minored in photography.
Holding the gear
Three years ago, the 30 year old Pipeworks climber became a full time photographer. The photo shoot was a great success. “I always try to capture someone’s personality when I'm making a portrait,” said Wray. The staff relaxed. “I didn't pose anybody, I just hung out with them and had fun,” said Wray. He took some great pictures.
It was a ton of fun for everyone. “Nothing too crazy happened during our shoot. Maybe if I had them all in the same room at the same time we could've got something crazy,” said Wray. No one has ever said that the Pipeworks crew wasn’t a wild bunch.
“Diane did do a good job of tangling up the rope,” said Wray.
Check out Wray’s photos at his website and see more of the Pipeworks crew in person at the Sacramento gym.
Nick's blog can be found here
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