Climbing Photographer Spotlight: Luka Tambača

Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia

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

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Siniša Škalec stays in the light on Crna Mačka (5.12a/7a+), Vela Draga, Croatia.

Once he started climbing in college, Tambača began to see the cool body positions and amazing scenery inherent to the sport as art. Capturing those moments and telling some kind of story seemed natural for him, and it was then that his camera became a standard addition to his climbing pack. Although Tambača travels extensively, his heart is in his home country, and telling the stories of the fascinating places, amazing routes, and good people is his dream assignment. His ultimate life goal is simple, he says, “I just want to have a good time!” He’s worked for Croatia’s tourism board and Red Bull, with plans to shoot an international climbing meet in his home country this summer.

Website: lukatambaca.com
Instagram: @luka.tambaca

Further reading:
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