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Chris Burkard

http://www.chrisburkard.com

Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in California’s central coast, whose work is layered by surf, outdoor, adventure lifestyle and travel subjects. Chris’s images are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that ensues. With the ocean as his main muse, Chris has consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions. He utilizes the tool of surfing to approach the ocean’s intricate personality and then extends out to include human personalities, drawing meaning from this same source. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Chris portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature.

Gallery

  • Chris Burkard 01
    • NEX-7
    • E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
    • 1/40
    • f/5.6
    • ISO 100
  • Chris Burkard 02
    • NEX-7
    • E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
    • 1/800
    • f/8.0
    • ISO 100
  • Chris Burkard 03
    • Sony α77
    • 70-200mm f/2.8 G
    • 1/640
    • f/8.0
    • ISO 200
  • Chris Burkard 04
    • Sony α77
    • 70-200mm f/2.8 G
    • 1/320
    • f/4.0
    • ISO 200
  • Chris Burkard 05
    • NEX-7
    • E 16mm f/2.8
    • 30/1
    • f/2.8
    • ISO 200
  • Chris Burkard 06
    • Sony α7
    • E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    • 5/1
    • f/14.0
    • ISO 100
  • Chris Burkard 07
    • Sony α7S
    • E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    • 1/125
    • f/14.0
    • ISO 320
  • Chris Burkard 08
    • Sony α7S
    • E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    • 1/50
    • f/4.0
    • ISO 320
  • Chris Burkard 09
    • Sony α7S
    • ----
    • 1/125
    • f/1.0
    • ISO 64
  • Chris Burkard 10
    • Sony α99
    • DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
    • 1/640
    • f/6.3
    • ISO 160

In life, there are no shortcuts to joy. Anything that is worth pursuing requires us to suffer just a little bit.

Chris Burkard