| Yes, we did sleep here.
My friends Justin Bastien (@justinbastien),
Brittany Griffith (@brittany_griffith)
and I flew to the Alps for a friend's wedding, but that was really just an excuse to climb.
Just as you don’t need a ton of money to enjoy a week of climbing in Europe, you also don’t need a ton of photo gear to make a great image.
Today, when I look at this image, I know I could probably capture a photograph like this with my eyes closed. However, thinking back to my college-aged self standing outside that tent, shivering in the freezing cold, holding a light meter with wooden fingers, and waiting patiently for the light to be just right, I don’t see a cliché photograph of a lit tent. I see a kid learning and embracing lessons that will serve him throughout his career.
JUSTIN BASTIEN & BRITTANY GRIFFITH - MONT BLANC, CHAMONIX, FRANCE
17–35MM LENS / F/2.8 / 1 SECOND / FUJI VELVIA FILM
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