Unless you’re afraid of heights, Colorado Springs native Keith Ladzinski has had an amazingly enviable photography career. After starting out with camera around his neck as as a skateboarder in the 1990s, Ladzinski began using strobe techniques he’d learned from skateboarding photography to shoot outdoor adventure shots. His techniques produced such stunning results that the New York Times (see photo below) asked him to shoot an ice climbing event in Ouray, Colorado in 2006. Since that break, Ladzinski has travelled to the far corners of the earth and photographed for everything from National Geographic to Outside Magazine.

Ladzinski has also recently co-founded 3-Strings Productions, a production company telling multi-media adventure stories around the world. You can watch their gorgeous production Viva La Vie – An unexpected story of climbing in the Gorges du Verdon of France on Vimeo for $2 HERE. Here’s the trailer:

Viva La Vie – Official Trailer from 3 Strings on Vimeo.

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Ladzinski’s photo from the cover of The New York Times, 2006.

 

3 Responses to Look Down! Keith Ladzinski’s Adventure Photography

  1. mike procell says:

    Nice snaps!

  2. Donavan says:

    Thanks for this nice piece. Great work.

  3. Liz Arnold says:

    Beautiful photographs!!! His shots are amazing! Thank you for sharing them!

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