Corey Rich is a director, writer, and one of the top action sports photographers of our time. He has built a life and a career around his passions for travel and adventure by documenting some of the world’s greatest athletes in extreme locations spanning the globe. From alpine climbing in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains to ultramarathon racing in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, freight-train hopping in the American West, underwater cave exploration in the Yucatan and snowboarding in Papua New Guinea - if you're an outdoor adventure lover, you’ve likely seen his work gracing the pages of your favorite magazines and video screens. Corey is a long-time friend and a master storyteller, so when he released his latest book, Stories Behind the Images, I couldn’t wait to have him on the show. In this episode, Corey takes us on a journey behind the scenes of his life and career. We get into: Doing what you love. The process of chasing the things we know we’re supposed to be doing in our heart. Sacrifice. I don’t know a single person at the top of their game who hasn’t sacrificed something to be where they are today. Corey reflects on what what he’s sacrificed over the years and how he weighs those decisions Striving for great. Corey describes work as being mediocre, good, or great. While to be consistently good will likely make you a professional, striving for great is what will separate you from the rest. Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.
Corey Rich is one of the world’s most recognized adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle visual storytellers. Over the last two decades, this photographer, director, and DP has combined his creativity, athleticism and burning desire for exploration to capture some of the wildest places on earth. In doing so, Rich not only secured a place at the center of contemporary adventure storytelling, but he can be named as one of the pioneers of this authentic style of immersion-based photographic and motion work. Rich has documented some of the world’s greatest athletes in extreme locations spanning the globe, from alpine climbing in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains to ultramarathon racing in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, freight-train hopping in the American West, underwater cave exploration in the Yucatan and snowboarding in Papua New Guinea. Rich who is also a Nikon Ambassador has directed and shot still and motion campaigns for some of the most innovative companies of our time and his work have been featured in a host of top editorial publications around the world. Photographer Links: Education Resources: Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort. You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .
This week’s conversation is with Corey Rich, a director and photographer.Corey has built a life and career around his passions for travel, adventure, and telling stories with his camera.With a background in rock climbing and photojournalism, Corey’s work spans a range of genres, from iconic still imagery for leading editorial publications, to television spots and films, to directing high-production-value commercial projects for Fortune 100 companies.Corey recently released “Stories Behind the Images,” a photo essay book about his reflections on becoming a master photographer, working with high profile subjects including Tommy Caldwell, Bear Grylls, Kelly Slater, Ashima Shiraishi, and Alex Honnold.He was the official photographer for Tommy Caldwell’s The Dawn Wall film and his image of Tommy on the cover of his Stories book was a Time Magazine cover image.This conversation though, isn’t just about what makes a great photo – it’s about Corey’s process for making the most of opportunities – and – his presence of mind, his ability to string together moments.And while Corey loves what he does, it doesn’t come without a cost. There are serious risks associated with his craft.In Corey’s words: The irony of the mountains, of climbing and adventure sports, is that it can give us so much. The greatest joys in my life have been in the mountains, have been in these rad, wild adventures but those same mountains can take it all away instantly.There is much to learn from people who push right up against that edge. ------Please support our partners!We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!!To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to https://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast.
Adventure photographer, Corey Rich, has spent a lot of time hanging out with and documenting some of the most interesting and amazing athletes in the world. And he is exceptionally good at talking about those experiences, so you are in for a treat. Furthermore, Corey has just released his excellent new book, Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography, so this was the perfect occasion for a conversation with Corey about his remarkable career; why being good at hanging out is a great quality of a photographer; why making mistakes and being vulnerable makes for great storytelling; and Corey shares some stories about his time with some of the seminal figures in rock climbing, like Fred Beckey, Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell, and Ashima Shiraishi.We also talk about what separates his new book from most other “photo” books (spoiler alert: Stories Behind the Images isn’t really a “photo book”); how changes in photography and film technology affect his work; what his dream assignment would be; and much, much more. You can order his book from Mountaineers, Amazon, or Indiebound, and you can check out his upcoming book tour events at StoriesBehindtheImages.com.TOPICS & TIMES:Corey’s latest project (2:40)Origin of “Stories Behind the Images” (8:03)Why screwing up makes for great stories (11:00)Corey as a “historian” of rock climbing (16:45)How did you pick which essays to include? (21:00)What’s next for Chris Sharma? (28:37)Ashima Shiraishi & honesty on social media (35:22)Photography tips (40:53)What have been the biggest changes in photography? (51:43)What goes into a “perfect” shoot? (56:47)What’s your dream assignment? (1:02:04)What “hanging out” has to do with photography (1:05:35)Favorite chapters in the book? (1:08:12) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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