Our front page illustration of the mountain road scene was sketched by Fort Collins photographer/designer David Pierce (we made a few golden additions). We'll feature a new artist's work every month, so keep checkin' in.
Here at the Goat we celebrate those leading bold and adventurous lifestyles, and David Pierce definitely fits the bill. Just twenty-one years old, the guy is an accomplished photographer and climber, a budding filmmaker, and at sixteen he was already bombing hills on his longboard at 60 mph.
"My photography and design work tie into each other; they both stem from the outdoors. My niche in photography is climbing, and as far as design goes I love sketching mountains and wildlife. I love being able to see and feel the outdoors - much more than just taking a photo and leaving. I like to be a part of it.
I've always liked the more extreme sports, whether that's long-boarding or climbing. I like to get outside and push my comfort zones. It shows me that I'm good enough to do it. There's a constant battle against yourself. You'll fail two hundred times before you get the bouldering problem figured out or land a trick on your longboard. It's a rush! After a certain point, you're just kind of zoned in. Speed or height doesn't bother you, they're just technical aspects of what you're doing. Every little twitch affects what you do."