Chapter 7. Turning Points

“If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.”

— LAO TZU

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Photography, just like climbing, requires a certain commitment level to create top-notch images. In this photograph, Thorsten Schwander is getting warmed up on a steep ice climb in the Ouray Ice Park just outside Ouray, Colorado.

I love to hear established photographers and artists tell their stories of how they started out and progressed with their careers. It’s fascinating to know about the early days, the struggles they went through, and how they overcame those difficult times to get to where they are now. Listening to these stories allows me ...

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