Justin Bastien

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Outside Magazine "Tyler Armstrong"

Outside Magazine covering Tyler Armstrong's quest to climb the Seven Summits. I photographed Tyler near Mount Baldy California as part of a Microsoft's #DoMore campaign. Tyler, his father, Kevin and I rode the ski lifts at Mount Baldy Ski Resort, then climbed with ice axes and crampons to this location on the edge of the mountain to make these images for the Microsoft shoot. Tyler and Kevin were great to work with. Kevin bravely held a soft box for me in the strong winds while perched on the side of an icy cliff as I photographed Tyler in the last few minutes of the setting sun. I love getting to places like this to make photographs. There's nothing better than putting in the extra effort and creating images of people in their real environments. Thanks Tyler and Kevin for charging up the mountain with me and even more so for the long walk down the dark, icy mountain that night.