British Columbia's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
An Aviation Legacy
By Chris Harris & Sage Birchwater
The aviation history of the Cariboo Chilcotin is rich and colourful, with float planes coming first, followed by wheeled planes and helicopters.
Harris and Birchwater take you on an aerial journey, told visually through Harris' impeccable lens and with Birchwater's story-telling prowess to draw on the memories and experiences of both bush-pilot pioneers and new generation industry, search and rescue and recreational flyers.
When Harris turns his artist's eye to the land from above, we are shown Nature as Art in a way we never have before.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
British Columbia's Land Without Limits
By Chris Harris
This will be the largest and most significant book project ever undertaken by Chris as both a photographer and publisher, in cooperation with the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and all its stakeholders.
In working closely with sustainable, conservationist land users in the hospitality and travel sector, Country Light Publishing is committed to publications that bring hope, inspiration, enlightenment and beauty; that are part of the solution for a healthy and vibrant region. This project will explore the origins and values of the 4 major eco-areas; the Interior Ancient Rainforest; the Canyon-Grasslands; the Chilcotin Ark; the Coastal Great Bear Rainforest; and the interdependence of land, people, and biodiversity.
Using the context of how rivers and streams define our way of being in the land, and seeing how our watersheds are the the defining feature of those major ecosystems, we will draw lines of connection with food sovereignty and give meaning to the concept of 'a sense of place'.
To describe this sense of place there are two terms we can refer to.
Topophilia or human geography as written about by and described by Yi-Fu Tuan, is translated as 'love of place'
Terraphilia is a word coined by artists Richard Cabe and Susan Tweit to describe the motivation behind their work; an intrinsic affection for and connection to the Earth and its community of lives. Without this connection we are lonely, lacking, no longer whole.
The core purpose of this book is, once again, to substantially contribute to the body of knowledge of this region, to value an intact landscape, and rebuild our sense of place looking beyond short-term economics.
It is our mission to reconnect our human experience with the sacredness of the Earth that sustains us so generously and unfailingly, and in that connection find our way back to wholesome living.
For this final major work by Chris Harris, he has created the most stunning imagery of a long and stunning career, and has the collaboration of some of the brightest minds of our time and place, in science, art and culture.