Piece description from the artist
Mt. Garfield is a Central Cascades peak approximately two hours east of Seattle, Washington. The only way to reach the summit of Mt. Garfield is by technical rock climbing. The route, Infinite Bliss, is North America's longest climb of its disciple and requires the climbers to spend all day (typically from sun up to sun down, depending on the time of year) in order to climb this peak from car to car. Mollie and Patrick summited this route in late 2013. This is their photo from the summit.
My focus and intent as a photographer is to transport the viewer from their place in space and time to another world. I am an adventure photographer who's goal is to capture those images that epitomize adventure. I want to instill in my viewers a sense of transformation and transportation of their mind – to take the viewer to the places and situations where the photographs reside. I want the viewer's heart rate to increase when they see an adrenaline filled photo; a sense of height and dizziness when they see a photo from a mountain top; a sense of calming and relaxation when they focus on the awe-inspiring landscapes of seldom visited positions. I strive to embody adventure in every photograph and strive to share these images with everyone.
Patrick is currently working full time as a rock climbing guide in Colorado and travels as much as he can.