For more than two decades, photographer Tyler Stableford had the germ of an idea buried in his mind—to make a visual poem about climbing. When Canon came to him last fall and asked for a video showing off their new EOS-1D X camera, he had the means to turn that idea into art. Almost immediately, he knew the climber he wanted to feature.
“Steve House has recently gone through a deep soul-searching process, both after returning from Nanga Parbat and after his near-death accident on Mount Temple,” Stableford said. “He has a compelling combination of honesty, depth and insight—and those qualities are far more interesting in a short film than just physical climbing skills.”