some progression / by Tara Kerzhner

I talked about quitting my marketing job to pursue photography and filmmaking, in the way that you talk about things you believe will never happen. 

This will not work...I am not good enough...Marketing is my escape goat from pursing my passions...Spanish Nutella, IPA and wine is very important to me. - All things I repeated, while continuing work I didn't care about.

I worked for a Spanish fashion company, in the marketing department. I took hundreds of photos basically for free, while barely breaking even. And I did it all in a grand effort to preserve the peripatetic lifestyle we'd chosen...for rock climbing.

Today roughly marks a 7 month anniversary from quitting a career path that was killing my soul. I realize the only people who celebrate such arbitrary benchmarks, are puppy-love-struck tweens going steady

Regardless.

The past 7 months have been an overwhelming reminder of a certain positive affirmation. The one third grade teachers repeat to underwhelming classrooms of bratty children. Anything is possible, if you put your mind to it.

Shooting from 7,000ft in Yosemite this April

Alright, fine. So it's working so far. I haven't failed miserably, and I feel fulfilled by what I do for work, for the first time. Ever.

I'm inspired by my peers. Especially the ones who've helped dismantle the metaphysical daisy chain from my work flow. I'm not wildly successful, and every project pitch is still a challenge. But it's because of you that I have the confidence to even try this

Matt, Mikey, Colette, and the Bens to name a few.

Thank you. 

Ben Moon shooting still images, while I capture video for this Spring's Black Diamond shoot at Smith Rock in March. We shot their SS17 collection, so you can expect to see this video sometime next spring. 

Smith through Sanitas. I was in Oregon last month shooting Bend's first annual Bend Summer Climbing Competition for Entreprises Climbing Walls. Stay tuned for this video...very soon. 

Smith through Sanitas. I was in Oregon last month shooting Bend's first annual Bend Summer Climbing Competition for Entreprises Climbing Walls. Stay tuned for this video...very soon. 

Emily Harrington in the next issue of Climbing Magazine. So make sure you pick it up in August! Read something other than your iPhone. Unless of course, you're reading this on your iPhone, in which case...carry on. 

Lastly I'm working on a personal film including some footage I took on El Cap while Greg and Mike were sending El Corazon. Stay tuned...for I'm not sure when...not soon. Maybe never.

As for right now. We're exploring the PNW sport climbing, and preparing ourselves for the next stop. In August I'll be in the New River Gorge to shoot a deep water solo comp at Summersville Lake, and then we're headed back to Europe until 2017. 

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