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Sachi Amma

December 20, 2015

It was a pleasure to meet and photograph the worlds number 2 ranked outdoor climber, Sachi Amma. He won the 2012 and 2013 world cup lead climbing competitions cementing his place as the worlds best indoor climber before focusing on the great outdoors. He has crushed routes all over the world in the past 2 years since and is shot up global rankings to number 2 for outdoor sport climbing. He has climbed over ten routes this year alone!

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He was in Okayama t0 attempt to climb Karachi Direct which is a route set 15 years ago but has never been successfully climbed. History will be made when somebody does climb as it will become the hardest route in Japan.

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Unfortunately, I was only able to grab some portraits of him as the day I went up to shoot was his rest day. I was lucky to shoot Hidekazu Ito climbing though!

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I am sure his next try will be successful and we will be there to document it all! We look forward to meeting again.

 

 

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European Energy Label Commission

It is a great pleasure to announce this news. In the fall we were contacted by the European Energy Bureau about creating some custom light painting images to go with the release of the new European energy label. It proved to be a really fun project and you can see some of how they were used here. The press release for the new energy symbol is here.
First up was to make some light painting tool that would create something similar to the energy symbol the European Energy Bureau uses to grade various products on their energy efficiency.
We started with color matching the symbol

A 110 volt AC powered LED bar was used as the base light

The set up was powered with a portable lithium battery

A stencil was needed to create the arrow shapes in the energy symbol

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Shooting various patterns on black would give ideal elements for them to overlay other photos.

As well as the above designs we created a variety of headers and banner images for their various SNS channels and website.

All in all a very fun project that we are proud to be a part of. For those who missed the links at the top of the article you can see  how they were used here.  The press release for the new energy symbol is here.
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