Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race Portraits

Outdoor climbing season has started! I spent the last two weekend climbing in Red River Gorge and I'm super excited to spend as many weekends down there as possible. I'm still working at catching up from being gone for a month, but things are coming along slowly. I wanted to share some portraits I took of the adventure racers before the race started last month in Punta Arenas, Chile.

I was only able to shoot a handful of the racers because of time restraints, but I would love to continue this series next year. They were shot on a white screen inside a large hanger door on a cloudy day, which gave an incredible quality of light.

Daniel Staudigel - USA - Team GearJunkie.com

Chelsey Gribbon - USA - Team GearJunkie.com

Chelsey Gribbon - USA - Team GearJunkie.com

Jason Magness - USA - Team GearJunkie.com

Marcelo Sinoca - Brazil - Team Selva NKS Kailash

Rose Hoeppner - Brazil - Team Selva NKS Kailash

Ricardo da Silva - Brazil - Team Selva NKS Kailash

Carlos Fonseca - Brazil - Team Selva NKS Kailash

Marcelo Catalán - Brazil - Team Xingu

Tasman Lawrie - Australia - Team Four Continents

Andre Vogel - Australia - Team Four Continents

Paulette Kirby - USA - Team Four Continents

D. Scott Clark

I've worked all over her globe with a diverse set of clients that offer a diverse set of challenges; every one of them a learning opportunity. Whether I'm hanging off a frozen waterfall shooting ice climbing or in a studio working with a model I am adapting, learning, and improving. I've created a mobile studio in the middle of a wild adventure race in southern Patagonia and fought with monkeys to keep my grapes in southern India. Whatever the challenge I will get the shot.

With my photography background firmly formed in the commercial advertising arena, I bring that attention to detail and technical process to adventure photography. And I've spent my entire life adventuring, so I can get any angle you can imagine.

I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place as Boulder, CO. When I'm not shooting for clients I'm out climbing rocks or frozen waterfalls, or cruising down in the backcountry on my skis.



  1. love this. it reminds me of some of avedon's portraits.

  2. I like it very much, this portraits are awesome. Good job Scott

  3. These look great! The catch light in everyone's eyes really bring them to life.