- Canon EOS R
- RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM
- 1/750 sec.
- ISO 100
The Salt of the Earth
In 2013 I sustained a shoulder injury. At the time, I had just started rock climbing and was absolutely obsessed. My injury made me take a step back and pick up a new hobby while I recovered from surgery. Photography was the only thing that gave me the excuse to still “go climbing.” I’d shoot photos of my friends climbing. Even though I was on the ground, I was still outside, and that’s what I realized I loved most. Being able to combine my passions as a photographer and a climber have opened some amazing doors.
While most of my work revolves around climbing, I wanted to branch out and try something different. I wanted to go to a popular place I’d never been, and try to bring a new perspective to it. So I went to the Great Salt Lake. It was something new, something I’d never done before, in a place I’d never been. It pushed me to be creative in an area I’m not as well versed.
I tried to capture the crazy environment we were in, the mountains, reflections and colors bouncing off the stillest salt water I’d ever seen.
There are stories and experiences out there that words can’t describe. For me, photos are the only way to tell those stories.
Savannah Cummins is a photographer and filmmaker based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. From the age of 16, she has been committed to combining her passion for the outdoors with her profession. She was brought onto the North Face team in 2017. She’s joined legendary climbers Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker on an expedition to Antarctica, documented Katie Bono’s speed record on Denali, and traveled to the Kashmir region of Northern India on an all-female first ascent expedition.