California Bouldering - A Way of Life

Photos by Brooks Institute student Richard Tyler Gross / - This collection of bouldering images, shot in 2008 and 2009, was gathered from a few areas in Southern California like Santa Barbara, Bishop, Joshua Tree, and Pine Mountain. These places offer stunning views and allow one to truly feel connected to Mother Nature and her elements. These images help support why bouldering is more than a just sport or social gathering; it is a way of life. It is a personal test of the soul as well as a development of trust in oneself. Bouldering has a spirituality, and it is my aim to capture that within these photographs. My passion for photography and the outdoors is an ongoing quest of finding the perfect balance within myself, nature, and the subject being photographed.

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