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“I love the climb­ing com­mu­nity,” says Tom De Vis, a 28- year- old climber and full­time artist in Ghent, Bel­gium. “So I started draw­ing peo­ple on their projects.” Ghent, a climber of three years, got his start in a lo­cal climb­ing gym, and from there be­gan head­ing to the boul­ders of Fon­tainebleau, France, a mere four hours away. On climb­ing days, Ghent will spend his morn­ings and evenings pho­tograph­ing boul­der prob­lems and routes. Then, when he re­turns home, he dig­i­tally draws on top of the pho­tos. “I get so much joy out of climb­ing that I want to give some­thing back,” says De Vis. “So I try to bring a smile to peo­ple’s faces when they see my work.”

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