Everyone has a favorite place. For some it's 2,000 feet off the ground or three miles out to sea, for many of us it's in the outdoors. In the book My Favorite Place, Great Athletes in the Great Outdoors, fifteen champion adventure athletes share cherished United States outdoor spots where they enjoy the simple pleasure of being outside. Next Wednesday night, April 26 at 7:30pm, Corey Rich, the photographer for the book, and an athlete and adventurer in his own right, will be in Lovell, Maine presenting the stunning photography as a benefit for The Brick Church for the Performing Arts.
Heart-stopping photography illustrates the exceptional athletes that make My Favorite Place an intimate look at the relationship between the adventurer and the landscape. Corey Rich will share his insights into the lives of the athletes and amusing stories from his travels in a presentation that you won't want to miss if you love the outdoors.
From the Vermont forest where Olympic medalist Bill Koch has been cross-country skiing for more than thirty years; to the glacier-covered volcano in the Pacific Northwest where mountaineer Ed Viesturs learned the techniques that would take him to the summit of Mount Everest; to the Florida beach where pioneering four-time world championship surfer Lisa Anderson learned to surf and returns with her eleven-year-old daughter and three-year-old son; to the Tennessee river where kayaker Eric Jackson goes with his wife and thirteen year-old daughter to practice air loops for his next river kayaking world championship, America is one long stretch of favorite places.
COREY RICH is an adventure sports/action photographer who has traveled the world on assignment for, among other clients, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Anheuser-Busch, Nike, Patagonia, and The North Face. He lives in South Lake Tahoe.
My Favorite Place by Jason Paur With photographs by Corey Rich published by Chronicle Books will be in bookstores this month, $35.00 Hardcover 8.5 x 10 in, 160pp, 100 color photographs. Corey will have a limited number of copies at the presentation, which he will be happy to sign.
The Brick Church for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to the community and groups such as service organizations, youth and adult groups, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and civic groups. This unique structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is known for its exceptional acoustics. It is located just 30 minutes from North Conway on Christian Hill Road in Lovell Village just off of Rt. 5., with at the Charlotte Hobbs Library for easy access. A $5.00 donation is requested.