National Geographic photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards offers us a radically different perspective on outdoor images. “I’ve never been comfortable in the place that I’m in,” he says. “I can’t stop and sit…it’s a constant engine that keeps driving me towards the things that are unknown to me.” This short film by Blue Chalk Media explains how Richards took a life-changing photograph after a close call on Gasherbrum II, and how all his work feeds on a profoundly creative “discomfort.”
A Tribute to Discomfort brings us into Cory’s compelling oeuvre and highlights his uncommon sense of humour and his mission to create photographs that relate a shared humanity in the face of uncertainty.
Original Still Photography: Cory Richards/National Geographic Creative
Co-Director, Producer: Catherine Yrisarri
Co-Director, DP, Editor: Rob Finch
Assistant Camera: Jamie Francis
Original Music: Elizabeth Lim
Sound Design: Chip Sloan, Digital One
Additional Footage: Keith Ladzinski, 3 Strings Productions
Created by Blue Chalk Media.