A Tribute to Discomfort: Powerful Insights from Nat Geo Photographer Cory Richards

Digital media company Blue Chalk recently teamed up with National Geographic photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create the deeply inspirational video you see above.

Dubbed “A Tribute to Discomfort,” the video takes you though Richards’ “stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity,” in a way that will have aspiring adventure photographers itching to buy the next plane ticket out of town.

From recounting the avalanche that led to the moving self-portrait that appeared on the cover of National Geographic, to Richards’ description of his deep-seated discomfort with standing still, this is a four-minute experience of a video you do not want to miss out on.

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  • Zack Deal

    Wonderfully inspiring!

  • Thomas LECAT

    Just stop ruining your portraits with the clarity and the black slider… They would be much more honest without it.

  • Johnathan Lyman

    I’m sure National Geographic says the same thing…

  • lupcheong

    Ooh a brutal and honest opinion. What have you shot lately?

  • VarshaMoretoniss

    Jacqueline implied I’m taken by surprise that a mom can earn $8130 in 1 month
    on the computer . see post F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

  • Adam Cross

    great stuff, not a fan of his post-processing but who cares.