“There's always more to an image than meets the eye.”

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From the author

“Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography” is not your typical photo book. This compendium of images, captured over the course of my career as an adventure photographer and filmmaker, isn’t even a portfolio of my best work (though I am proud of many of these pictures). Instead, this book is about the amazing people, the incredible places, and the wonderful memories I have of creating these 56 pictures. I put this book together as a testament to what it means when you follow your passion. For me, that was being a 13 year old kid, picking up my dad’s camera for the first time and learning how to rock climb. What, where, and who came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world.

Scroll down for a sneak peek at just a few of the 56 images and stories of my work with adventure icons such as Alex Honnold, Bear Grylls, Tommy Caldwell, Kelly Slater, Beth Rodden, Chris Sharma, David Lama, Rebecca Rusch, Fred Beckey, Ashima Shiraishi and more…

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“Corey Rich is one of the best visual storytellers out there. Stories Behind the Images is a behind-the-scenes look that shows you that the person holding the camera is perhaps the biggest adventurer of them all. I absolutely love this book.” — Tommy Caldwell, professional climber

“A life well lived is the reflection of a world-class person. That is Corey! His courage, creativity, and photographic brilliance is inspirational. World-class is the essence of Stories Behind the Images.” — Tom Frost, Yosemite climbing and adventure photography pioneer

“Corey Rich is one of those rare breeds that marries multiple skills and somehow makes 2 and 2 add up to a 5. As a true artist, he is as fine a photographer as he is a climber, teacher, mentor, speaker and storyteller.” — Rich Clarkson, former Director of Photography at National Geographic and founder of Clarkson Creative and Summit Workshops

“Epic stories from a man who has lived and worked on the edge.” — Bear Grylls, survival specialist and television personality

"Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout in full color, "Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography" is an inherently fascinating and impressively informative read from first page to last." — Midwest Book Review


About Corey

Corey Rich 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, Rich’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.

Outside of shooting photographs and directing films, Rich spends a significant portion of his time teaching, speaking, and sharing knowledge with the next generation of storytellers.

He lives with his wife, Marina, daughter, Leila, and dog, Preta, in South Lake Tahoe. To follow his work and adventures, you can find him on Instagram: @coreyrichproductions, on Facebook: @corey.rich.productions, on Twitter: @coreyrich and on his website at coreyrich.com.




Book Tour

Join Corey Rich for an entertaining evening that will include a cocktail hour, presentation, Q&A session, raffle with proceeds benefiting local select nonprofit, and a book signing. Click on locations to RSVP! Thanks to our corporate sponsors for supporting the tour!


Pismo Beach, CA—Chris Burkard Studio—Oct. 4, 2019

San Francisco, CA—Patagonia, North Beach—Oct. 5, 2019

South Lake Tahoe, CA—Black Bear Lodge—Oct. 6, 2019

South Lake Tahoe, CA—Black Bear Lodge—Oct. 7, 2019

Boulder, CO—Boulder Book Store—Oct. 8, 2019

Portland, OR—Patagonia, Pearl District—Oct. 9, 2019

Seattle, WA—REI Flagship—Oct. 10, 2019

Mammoth Lakes, CA—Mammoth Photo Festival—Oct. 12-13, 2019

Los Angeles, CA—A16 West LA—Oct. 18, 2019

Genoa, NV—Genoa Town Hall—Oct. 20, 2019

New York City, NY—Arcteryx SOHO—Oct. 21, 2019

New York City, NY—Photo Plus Expo—Oct. 24, 2019

Boston, MA—Vibram USA—Oct. 25, 2019

Tahoe City, CA—Alpenglow Sports—Oct. 28, 2019

Banff, Alberta, Canada—BANFF Book Festival—Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2019

Emeryville, CA—CLIF Bar Theater—Nov. 6, 2019

Salt Lake City, UT—Patagonia SLC—Nov. 21, 2019

Aveiro, Portugal—Nat Geo Exodus Aveiro Fest—Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019


To book Corey for speaking and educational opportunities, please email info@novusselect.com



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