NUBIVAGANT: WANDERING IN THE CLOUDS by Gaz Leah

A few months back I was lucky enough to shoot an expedition to Africa with Adidas Outdoor and my friend, Gaz Leah. It was a grueling, month long shoot in the jungles of a small island nation called Sao Tome and Principe. We fought torrential rain, dwindling food supplies, and logistical nightmares small and large. Somehow, we still got to the top. Check out a few of the images I shot for the project and an excellent read of the journey by Gaz below. 

See you out there, 

Matthew 

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A child in a village near Cao Grande

A local village close to Cao Grande.

Tiny Almada sorts rope on the 7th pitch 

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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.