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  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "To me the whole project stems from the idea that there’s so much more inherent beauty that we don’t really look at all the time, and one of the places you often see that is in the elderly." --Cory Richards

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "They have this massive amount of life experience and in our modern culture we remove all the wrinkles and don’t like looking at them."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "I went to Nepal and Tibet and just started looking for the people who had worked the hardest, who had lived the most, and then I just applied very simple commercial fashion lighting to the shoots and it turned out beautifully."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "The other thing about the project is that I kind of wanted to celebrate the people who climbing success was built on—sherpas and the local people that support and provide the infrastructure."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "We took a little Canon printer. We’d shoot them with the printer set up, and we could just make a print and hand it to them right away."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "There was a lot of laughter. There were a lot of people that didn’t want to look at the pictures, but above all else it was a tremendous amount of fun. People always have fun when we do that because they laugh at each other. They also get something out of it. It’s not just being in front of a camera, which is such a foreign thing to them."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "When I’m looking at the images I sort of have it in mind that this is going to be black and white or color."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "I was a high school drop out, but I was always into visual arts. I think the arts are what carried me through a really dark period when I didn’t have a lot of direction as to what I was going to do."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "When I got back into climbing, it became sort of obvious to me that photography was a way for me to translate those stories and continue to be immersed in some sort of visual art."

  • Cory Richards Facial Landscapes

    "Well, I’ve been shooting professionally 11 years now. I feel like, every day, I’m pretty lucky to be able to say that."

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