Harris to speak at Williams Lake Library

Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Renowned 100 Mile House photographer Chris Harris will be on hand at the Cariboo Regional District Library – Williams Lake Branch on March 25 at 7 p.m. to share from his latest book Motherstone: British Columbia’s Volcanic Plateau.

Harris will provide an overview on the process of going from an original idea to a finished book.

Motherstone refers to a large area of volcanic activity that spans the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau to the Coast Mountains in the west to the North Thompson River basaltic columns in the east. Over a two-year period, he took the photographs that appear in his latest book, while the text was researched and written by British Columbia author Harold Rhenisch.

Harris says the idea for Motherstone: British Columbia’s Volcanic Plateau came from an image he took 15 years ago when photographing for his book Chilcotin: British Columbia’s Last Frontier.

“Every picture in Motherstone has a story behind it and I will be happy to share them with the audience,” says Chris Harris.

“I would say that some of the most powerful experiences were when I stood on ‘unaltered ground,’ landscapes that were built and sculpted for millions of years and have never been touched by mankind and have never been photographed. Just to stand in those places was a very powerful experience.”