Repost from Instagram: This is one of the first lit portraits I ever took. I had just met this kid, a 16 year old from the rougher neighborhoods of Monterrey, Mexico, where he was heavily involved in the drug trade . He bears countless scars, including places where police once burned cigarettes out on his chest. Escalando Fronteras, the climbing nonprofit I worked with, gave him the skills to pursue rock climbing as a profession. He has competed in competitions, and serves as an example for other teenagers in his neighborhood. A year later, he is focused, determined, and completely addicted to a new thing.... rock climbing.