Life According to Photographer Chris Burkard

Joe Spring

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In September of 2009, I interviewed photographer Chris Burkard about his photo book, The California Surf Project. Burkard set off on a 50-day road trip to capture the California surf scene with friend and painter Eric Soderquist, and turned the photos and stories into a 250-page coffee table book. In the last few years the Surfer staff photographer has won the Red Bull Illume award, was invited to the Look Between Festival, and has continued to garner more praise for his shooting style.

In Chris Burkard – Photographer, the production team at Lonely Leap has made a short about the lensman's guiding philoshopy. It's an easy video to watch for a little adventure photography inspiration.

For more on Burkard, read the recently republished interview, “Galleries We Like: The California Surf Project.”