Jerry Wooldridge Death, Obituary – When we first started photographing images inside the caves, the one who was the most adept at doing so was a man named Jerry Wooldridge. we learned a lot from him. He was a member of the early Anglo-Malaysian expeditions to Mulu, Sarawak, and it was during these expeditions that the most significant discoveries of all of the region’s large caverns were discovered.
The world’s largest chamber, the world’s longest tunnel, and quite probably the most breathtaking river cave on the face of the entire earth may all be found within these caves. Constructing a makeshift darkroom in the heart of the bush in order to process his 6×6 film was one of his favorite activities. I still remember very well how, for many years,
We were unable to work up the courage to approach him personally at the annual BCRA Hidden Earth conference that was held in England. This is something that I regret to this day. He was to me what a hero would be! When I decided to take on the challenge of photographing the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce in Mulu,
Jerry and his wife Julie welcomed Gina and me into their home for an entire day, during which time Jerry shared with us his knowledge of how he had taken the photograph in 1984. During that time, Jerry also shared with us his knowledge of how he had photographed the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce in 1984. (seen in this image) I simply could not believe what I was seeing. On Wednesday, February 8th, I was informed of Jerry’s passing death after it was brought to my attention on that day.
We are telling you this information with a great degree of regret because I know how much it will upset you. He was without a doubt one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met in my life. Jerry, may you finally find the peace you deserve, and we are grateful for the life you lived.