About Chris Burkard:
I am 26 years old and live in the small town of Pismo Beach, California. I have served as a freelance photographer for various publications and a staff photographer for Surfer magazine and Surfline.com. My passion for photography came about when I picked up a camera at a goodwill auction six years ago. I have always aimed to document the lifestyle of the sport more than the action, also focusing on the pulled back perspective to give the viewer a feeling like they are in the moment.
My inspiration comes from landscape photography and unique lighting situations. i have always tried to capture a landscape perspective in my action sports images to show the natural arenas in which the athletes find themselves.
Unique lighting and silhouettes are my specialty. My goal is to capture my subject in the photo so that they aren’t dated by logos or any certain era. I like my images to remain timeless and hopefully be appreciated by someone at any age.