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Bio Have Camera, Will Travel. LDS•Photographer•Speaker•Director #chrisburkard @burkgnar
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Uncommon perspectives are commonly the hardest to access. For those that appreciate the clarity that comes from isolation in nature or photography, each vertical step is seen as a welcomed challenge, especially when the outcome is unknown. I’ve always felt the ability to smile during & through these experiences, regardless of the outcome (great photo or not) is an awesome character trait, because pretty much anyone can look back with fondness.
After an 8 hour crossing at night with sideways wind & heavy 6 meter seas coming over the boat we shook off the terrible nights sleep, swirling stomachs & wobbly legs to the small island of Værøy, 2nd smallest inhabited island in the Lofoten chain. We were greeted with a short window of decent weather & made the 11mile trek up to one of the most surreal places I’ve witnessed. As if like magic we forgot all about the night before. . All shot on iPhone Photo workshop day 1 working with @seilnorge @matsgrimseth
A crooked horizon, the plane wing poking out in the corner & even a reflection & color cast from the double pane window we were trying to shoot from. Technically speaking the image could be considered a failure in my opinion. But when it comes to revealing the rawness of the place & situation .. this one has it all. Circumnavigating the active volcano of Mt Cleveland during my documentation of the Aleutian Islands for my conservation grant with @conservationorg
Currently on a plane with nervous excitement to be heading back to where it all began for me. My deep love of cold water, rugged surf & massive granite fjords. This photograph shot over 6 years still feels just as relevant to the style & message of my work. An exploration of a humans place in the world around us. . I’ll be sailing through these islands teaching a photo workshop over the next 8 days looking for slivers of light & rumors of surf while avoiding rain. @seilnorge @unstadarcticsurf @danedamus
Phone wallpapers are back! After a long hiatus I just released two new Phone wallpapers in my newsletter. Sized for pretty much every device out there. Download the images in my bio link or here https://bit.ly/2CDEpZW . While you’re at it sign up for my newsletter for free articles, images & updates on upcoming events & workshops. - next up is NYC next week! with a film screening of Under An Arctic Sky & photography workshop focused on building a photography business & brand. 🤙🙌🏼
Slowly the fog has disappeared. Every morning has felt a little colder, the nights a little clearer. Fall season is in full affect and as every photographer knows.. Fall is the season of golden fading light, offshore winds, changing leaves and the inevitable beginning of winter. It’s also the time of year I shoot the most. It’s the consistency of Falls epic conditions that give it such a good name amongst photographers. I can’t wait to see what this one brings.
Sand in places I didn’t even know sand could get. That’s about all I remember from this experience... hard to be poetic when all you can think is hiking 13 miles through this alpine desert and finding sand hidden in every crack and crevice for weeks after.
Standing on the TED global stage to speak changed my life. If you have 9 minutes to spare .. I would ask you to watch it. It’s my kernel of truth I have to share with the world & I honestly have never prepared harder for anything in my entire life. For 6 months in 2015 this talk ruled my life.. I revised it & started over 17 times.. it became more than just a part of me. I recited it so many times It consumed my dreams. “The Joy of Surfing In Freezing Cold Water” is available online & in my bio link. . I would love to know what you think.
You may think that flying massive cargo planes for a living would leave little excitement for getting back into a bush plane to explore in your off time. But the more I get to know pilots the more I realize just how deep their passion goes for flying. Regardless of craft, location or career. Below, Icelandic commercial pilot Jón flies his restored piper cub over a pseudo crater while I lean out the window from @super_cubbin ‘s experimental bush plane with my camera.