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Getting crazy vertigo dangling in front of Tomata Falls: To the ends of the earth with Tim Kemple and Phase One

4/04/2013 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Tim Kemple's photography is about authenticity, rawness, passion and place. He doesn't take vacations. He pushes himself and his kit to the limits.

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Tim explains the lengths he went to on a recent shoot with some of the world's best kayakers in Mexico.

He used a Phase One 645DF+ with IQ180 digital back and 28mm lens at 1/1600th shutter.

"We were constantly battling the elements: bugs, rain, and slippery cliff edges. The most difficult part though was trying to be creative, and look at the angles with a fresh perspective... all while trying not to slip and fall, while its raining and you are getting eaten alive by bugs. Creativity under extreme circumstances I guess you'd call it."

"I share passion through my photography. The athletes I call friends are my muse. Dangling on ropes, bushwhacking through jungles, and suspended in space with my toes dipped in waterfalls. I'm never comfortable...

My friends would say I like to tinker. Impossible flash syncs, complicated rope work, and razor thin focus planes. The athletes push the limits of their bodies and equipment. I do the same.

There are no stadiums full of cheering fans. Instead, I alone catch glimpses of the earth that are rarely seen. I've never been much for souvenirs. A single picture is enough for me!"

Photographer: Tim Kemple

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