red river gorge

Trail Portrait Photography for Merrell Shoes' OneTrail Marketing Campaign in Kentucky

Trail Portrait Photography for Merrell Shoes' OneTrail Marketing Campaign in Kentucky

I was contacted by a team from Merrell and Camp4 Collective, who were looking for outdoor photographers to participate in a group photo project. The concept was simple: one photographer in each state would go out on an iconic trail and capture candid portraits of the hikers and landscapes, all on the same day. No models, no athletes, nothing staged. The idea was to show how “one trail unites us all” as images of people all over the United States would be brought together in the final piece.

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Adaptive Rock Climbing at Kentucky's Red River Gorge with Paradox Sports

Adaptive Rock Climbing at Kentucky's Red River Gorge with Paradox Sports

This past weekend saw the return of one of our favorite non-profits to the Bluegrass, Paradox Sports. Paradox runs adaptive adventure programs across the United States, and they hosted a rock climbing clinic at Torrent Falls, where Wilkinson Visual was asked to be a part of the action.

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Climbing Photography for "Chicks Climbing & Skiing" in the Red River Gorge

Climbing Photography for "Chicks Climbing & Skiing" in the Red River Gorge

Stoke. Encouragement. Beta. Guacamole. These were just some of the things that were shared at the recent Chicks Climbing and Skiing clinic in the Red River Gorge this September. I had the opportunity to work with and capture photos of a bunch of these awesome ladies putting their skills to the test at MFRP.

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Video Production for Paradox Sports: Adaptive Rock Climbing in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge

Video Production for Paradox Sports: Adaptive Rock Climbing in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge

While we don’t exclusively create multimedia for non-profits, outdoor-centric, or locally-focused businesses, we certainly seek them out whenever possible! Paradox Sports fits this bill as a non-profit that (among other things) creates adaptive sport communities and regularly hosts rock climbing clinics where folks with a physical disability are given the tools needed to ascend a vertical rock wall. Paradox has been on our radar for a while, and we finally got the chance to spend a weekend working with the volunteers, staff, and participants of the annual Paradox Rocks event held in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.

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