As quickly as we converse On The prime of December, Miki Barlok has been climbing Carrauntoohil with polar journeyr and extreme altitude mountaineer, Pat Falvey, and his new merchandise are presently being examined by Pretty A pair of completely different journeyrs.
Barlok is the very definition of a ‘multipotentialite’ or ‘scanner’ — somebody who does, and Is candy at, Many numerous factors. He prioritises movement over inmovement — even to the extent of typically sleeping simply three hours An night So as to edit photographs for work or spfinish time Collectively with his househprevious.
“I’d quite Stay awake and have A great time on A nice sunny day. I Want to purpose to stretch the day a bit and am used to sleeping Little or no since my time Mountaineering in Slovakia,” he says.
Not solely is Barlok Definitely one of Cork’s most properly-revered photographers, however he can now add style design, mannequining, emblem design, and internet website enchancment to his itemizing of accomplishments — fulfilling All of these roles at Gnarly Peaks wright hereas additionally capturing The footage right here.
“I do Tons,” he admits cheerfully. “But I Choose it — I Revenue from The tactic of creation.”
The avid mountain biker, rock climber and hiker was impressed to create his new mannequin by his expertise of a life spent outdoorss.
“Again in Slovakia, I rock climbed Daily, then As quickly as I acquired here To ireland, I started mountain biking As a Outcome of it was one factor I might do alone And in addition Inside the rain,” he says.
Barlok is a member of Cork mountain bike membership Insurgent MBT however says that he hasn’t been actively involved By way of the pandemic as his spouse Rebekah gave delivery to a baby woman By way of The primary lockdown.
“Any spare time I had I spent with the househprevious,” he says, admitting that daughter Sophie already has a stability bike regardless of being Only a yr-and-a-half previous.
Cork-based mostly style photographer and outdoors journey fanatic Miki Barlok in Bantry. Picture: Miki Barlok
“She is Barely too small for it In the meantime however she’ll get tright here,” he smiles. “She already loves being outdoorss and we take her to the woods and kayaking.”
Having moved to Bantry simply earlier than The start of the pandemic, he says that having a baby In the midst of The primary lockdown was “sensible”. “I used to be afraid of taking Day off or that I might lose consumers, however I didn’t Want to take Day off, I used to be given Day off. I do know A lot Of people suffered However it was unimaginable for me When it Includes spfinishing time with my househprevious guilt-free.”
Barlok has been dwelling in Eire for the previous 15 yrs having moved right here …….