Jon Glassberg is an accomplished photographer with a passion for climbing, shooting, and inspiring our community. This is his story, told through his words and pictures.
I started climbing in 1995 and picked up my first camera as a freshman in high school around 1998. I took a bunch of photo classes in school and loved it but it wasn’t until college that I focused on design, art, and business. From there I knew I wanted to start my own business and focus on photo/video in the outdoor industry since it perfectly aligned with what I loved: climbing and photography. I have always shot climbing and I assume I always will.
I’m interested in capturing real people doing real things in hard to shoot scenarios. I prefer to make pictures of people chasing after what they love and fighting for their right to enjoy the outdoors and adventure.
I recently got a photo on the cover of Climbing Magazine, which I had always used as a measure of success but ultimately my proudest moments have come from successfully running large shoots through my production company, Louder Than 11. Owning and operating a growing business is super satisfying and drives me every day to be a better shooter and creative person.
I just go out there, shoot my ass off, as often as possible, and work hard to get my images out into the world for people to enjoy. I am a workaholic and a perfectionist so maybe that sets me apart, but really I just hustle hard, put in the hours, and earn every image.
I use my photography to connect to people and their passions.
Nothing is better then going out into the world and capturing images of talented people doing what they love. I just love taking pictures, whether its on my iPhone or a nice camera and I like to make images I think are cool. Hopefully people like what I make and get inspired to get after their own adventure.
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All photos credited to Jon Glassberg.
To learn more about Jon, visit his website. Thank you Jon for the inspiring media you give to our sport! We can’t wait to see what you come out with next!