the book - REMOTE & WILD
A message from Richard and Carol's web master
It is with great sadness that I write this update, Richard and Carol Green and their friend John Davis, a documentary film maker, passed away on November 7th when their helicopter crashed near the Hunter Valley. They were on a trip researching environmental impacts of coal mining.
As Richard and Carol handled all of the orders for their book Remote and Wild personally, and their family is currently mourning their loss there is no-one able to process new orders at the moment. So for now I have removed the purchase links from the site.
I have spoken to Richard and Carol's family and they have told me that they hope to continue making the book and his photographs available in future.
However, for the moment if you are seeking a copy of the book or prints they ask you just to please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and a contact phone number). I will pass these on to them so they can get in touch when they are ready.
In the mean time, I would ask for people's patience and respect for this tragic loss to Richard, Carol and John's families, to Australia, to the environment that they cared so much about, and to the world.
The genesis of our book came from a talk I was invited to give at the National Library of Australia. This was intended to illustrate my 'Wild Places' exhibition, on display there in 2008. The audience was keen to hear something of the background to the 'heli-camping' lifestyle that enabled the images to be collected. The exhibition also generated numerous requests for a book of the images.
This book reproduces these and many more. It also details the equipment I use, and the techniques I have developed to create these extra large panoramas.
From a personal perspective, Carolyn describes how we embarked upon our 'photo heli-camping' lifestyle and the occasional trials and tribulations of the activity. She recounts our adventures and encounters, along with several hair-raising experiences we have had during over 20 years of searching together for Australia's wildest places.
I have personally specified and coordinated all aspects of the production of the book. My objective has been to ensure that the colour separations, print and paper quality, all live up to the same technical standards of my exhibition images which so many people have admired and enjoyed. The result is a book that is both beautiful and dramatic. It is priced at Aus $165.
Copyright © 2009 Richard Green