"Remember the camera is just a tool. What is more important is how you look at the world."
Photographer, explorer, creative director, and author Chris Burkard has lived by these simple words throughout his already illustrious career. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest depths of the world, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature and adventure, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.
Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, powerful landscapes, which give his surf photography an interesting and unique edge compared to those we see in the monthly Surfer Magazine issues. The California-based surf photographer has travelled the world capturing images that bring us unmatched views from the surf lifestyle and sport.
Ranging from outdoor, travel, surf and lifestyle, his subject matter is varied and untamed, including everything from portraits of individuals accomplishing ballsy feats to powerful landscapes shots that invoke reflection.
Check out Burkard's impressive and awe-inspiring surf photos below.