Climbing Photographer Spotlight: Inigo Taylor

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This story originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of our print edition.

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A lot of the climbing in Malta is directly over the ocean—with and without ropes. Diego Salgado cruises Greek Odyssey (5.11b/6c) on the Red Wall.

Taylor earned a degree in photography at the University of Lincoln in the U.K. before moving to the small island of Gozo, where he discovered climbing. But as his passion for climbing escalated, his photography took a backseat. One of the other climbers on Gozo is all-around badass and bolter Stevie Haston, who taught him the ropes. One day a few years ago, Haston was redpointing a project, and Taylor happened to have his camera, so he started taking pictures. “I shot 300 frames that day. That was literally it,” he explains. “I’d found two things I love that go together so well.” Taylor and Haston have teamed up to shoot as much as possible and grow Malta as an international sport climbing destination.

Website: inigotaylorphotography.com

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