ChrisBurkard

ChrisBurkard

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Have Camera, Will Travel. LDS•Photographer•Speaker•Director•
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Shadow play in the badlands. Few places change this quickly... visit to visit you will see delicate formations change & evolve from wind & water. This small temple of rock might not be standing next time I walk here.

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Maybe we have more in common with Glaciers than we think. Cold & hard on the surface, but deep down we all bleed. . Glacial sediment travels 100's of miles through braided rivers before rejoining the Atlantic Ocean. .

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My feet have been on pavement for almost a week & it's starting to make me stir crazy. I often share my photos for other people's inspiration but the truth is more often than not I want to escape to these places just as much as you do.

2 Days ago
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I stood wide eyed staring at exhibit after exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History yesterday. Near the end I came to a large wall with this quote, "Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children." . It may be the most important thing I've read all year.

2 Days ago
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The blue hour - Many artists treasure this period for its quality of light. Its name comes from the French origin - l'heure bleue and It only lasts about 40 minutes on a clear day. It's that short period between early twilight or late dusk where the sun is so far past the horizon that it's radiance takes on a blue hue. . I didn't realize it actually had an incredibly scientific explanation until i looked it up on Wikipedia... mind blown

3 Days ago
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Is doing the things we did as a kid childish? Or exactly what we should be doing?

4 Days ago
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Earth day was yesterday but I still feel like celebrating.

5 Days ago
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Nervous, excited & I can literally feel my heart beating through my chest. Tomorrow we premier "Under an Arctic Sky" at @tribeca film festival then kick off our Tour. Through this process I've gained a respect for any filmmaker that has ever gone through this.. there is no greater or worse feeling than putting your work out there. . We just released our first months worth of film Tour stops. We're traveling the whole Western US including Canada. I would be honored to have you attend one of our film screenings + slideshows so I can share this film with you in person. . More stops are being added everyday including Midwest, East Coast, Europe, Aus, Iceland + many more later in summer/ fall. For Tickets check my bio link or www.UnderAnArcticSky.com/tour

6 Days ago
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earthday ... is everyday. Just a reminder.

6 Days ago
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The transition from a long winter to spring/ summer can be hard. Here's an example of how to cope....beautifully demonstrated by @basillynch as he reintroduces his body to a little Vitamin D on a trip to the Golden Cathedral.

7 Days ago
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Aerial wave study on an isolated stretch of NZ coast. My first time shooting aerial photography, sometime around 2009.. I got hooked fast.

8 Days ago
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It's hard to describe the Joy of returning. I grew up traveling here a lot as a kid. One of my first rolls of film ever was shot here with my Grandpa. My dad is buried maybe an hour away.. in a cemetery outside Las Cruces. It has always been a little bitter sweet coming out this way. But age has given me perspective & confidence that I can put a lot of beauty out in the world. Photography has even helped heal some wounds I didn't really know were there. For me it has been so much more than just a career.. it's a tool to communicate. Some days it seems like the only language I know... or at least the one I'm the best at speaking. . I've been a bit obsessed with this photo series ..( as you can tell) but coming back to see this place in its full glory with the platform to inspire others to see it for themselves is what it's all about for me.

8 Days ago
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Slowly ticking off my bucket list. Been waiting on this one for awhile. I wish life could always be this fun... they key is to savor these moments & make em last. . Thanks Shane for being an epic pilot and for trusting me on the wing of your precious Beaver @northwestseaplanes . 📷 @dougonlocation

9 Days ago
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The rope was a little short... on purpose. Normally during a rappel you're hyper conscious of where the end of your rope is, but in Lodrino Canyon half the fun is lowering off the end & free falling into the icy water. The best part of this photo was having to go first, dropping the last 30ft with camera gear preciously packed in a dry bag. . @blackdiamond

10 Days ago
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No two dunes will ever be the same.

11 Days ago
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The thing about campfires is that you always remember the conversation, tend to be more agreeable & often leave as friends. Imagine if some the worlds issues & politics were discussed this way. Just a thought.

11 Days ago
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You know what's better than standing in front of waterfalls? Standing in them. . From an early trip to Iceland years back with @thetorpedopeople . Check out his new film fishpeople

12 Days ago
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He is risen.

12 Days ago
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The truth about Wilderness is that it doesn't need us, but we need it... big time. So take advantage of National Parks Week's free entry & experience some of what I consider our most sacred places. . @yosemitenps

13 Days ago
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The best way to really like this photo is to put your phone down & enjoy your weekend.

13 Days ago
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60ft up in the evergreen forest of southern Oregon you can remember what it's like to be a kid again playing in your favorite Tree fort.

14 Days ago
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Woke up in the Trees this morning. . Shot on iPhone 7. @prana

14 Days ago
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The amount of dust that collected in & out of the car on this drive was borderline unholy. But that thin coat of dry red desert dirt is a badge of honor to those that make the journey to the temple of the Sun & Moon.... Wear it well. . @eaglecreek

15 Days ago
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If you have ever heard the sway of a Eucalyptus tree then you know this music.

16 Days ago
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The only thing that represents the Pacific Northwest to me is cold surf & a slight drizzle. It's a good thing I love both.

16 Days ago
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Santa Maria, California. I never would have envisioned sharing a photo with that geotag as it's not a place that I typically think of for beautiful landscapes. But this spring has broken all the rules.. superblooms & green hues like I've never seen. Even Santa Maria could be easily confused with New Zealand... for a second. . @gowestycampers on a shoot for @easternmntnsports

17 Days ago
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I grew up with a deep dislike for fog. The central coast where I'm from is known for some of the worst. Days so dense you can't surf, can't drive & couldn't see sometimes more than a few ft. But photography has always taught me to embrace adverse conditions. Often finding myself having to shoot on assignment in less than ideal conditions. When I realized that coastal trees would hold back the fog in their canopy allowing the moisture to trickle down to the Spanish moss below, I began looking forward to these foggy windless mornings. Beauty in everything I guess.

18 Days ago
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You know those trips where you get out of the car 500 times to take a picture & never really get anywhere? This was one of those.

18 Days ago
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Yesterday I became a student again. Patiently learning the Wet Plate Collodian process... one of the earliest forms of photography, starting in 1851. We printed on thin metal sheets known as tintypes. Part science, part art, and mostly patience made this one of the most humbling experiences I have had in a long time. I find it easy to get in a rut, going through the daily cycles of digital photography where gratification is so instant. This was exactly what I needed. . Thanks @conradfilm for patiently taking the time to teach me (even when I ruined all the chemicals) & for creating some of my favorite portraits of myself I have ever had. More in my story.

19 Days ago
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I'm a big believer in signs.

20 Days ago
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Norway has 25,000 KM of coastline. Back in 2011 myself & @benweiland thought it would be a good idea to travel from the very northern border.. the town of Vardo ( Russian border) to the very southern, surfing the whole way. We didn't even make it halfway before we realized that we were doomed from the start. Traveling in winter was brutal even without surfing. . @patmillin showed us this sloppy left somewhere in the lofoten islands. @thetorpedopeople assessed the situation.

21 Days ago
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The backcountry can be a humbling place. Off trail & outta range is really Intimidating at times..at least for me. I compiled a list of 6 essentials that always make it in my bag besides the camera. Check the link in my bio... some of these have saved my life.. . If you have essentials to share write a comment or shoot me a DM, I'm always looking for the next thing to add to the list.

22 Days ago