For the Swiss... it’s just a casual Sunday stroll.
The setting was almost fairytale like. A Disney-esque location that could have been straight out of a movie near the end of the world. One of the reasons I appreciate these aerial perspectives is to see how the light subtlety shifts and changes a landscape when we get higher. One more from the Aniva lighthouse.
The Aniva lighthouse is a remote nuclear lighthouse off the southern coast of Sakhalin. This lighthouse was designed to be autonomous or unmanned & was decommissioned many years ago, it now sits as a reminder of a bygone era. We entered the lighthouse only to realize later the huge sign spray painted on the exterior that read. ‘излучение’ or Radiation. Not something I recommend personally but many have entered and live to tell the tale. Our scientists onboard confirmed it was in fact safe.. just don’t touch anything 😅
TONIGHT! at my studio in Pismo Beach we are having a Central Coast Cycling celebration with film screenings of @paysonmcelveen ‘s film Standing Man and @rebeccarusch ‘s Blood Road.. super honored to show them! We will also have a @gozwift hill climb challenge & epic panel discussion with @juswilliamz , @nationsnumber1beast & @christopherblevs . 5-9 PM tickets at the door & a huge raffle! Check out @vividcyclingclub for details or my bio link!!! 🚲 🤙 @artscyclery
The first time I crossed the Canadian border into BC was also the first time I wore a 5mm wetsuit. It was the first time I experienced an ice cream headache from diving under freezing cold water & took a boat ride to a remote wave. First time seeing a wolf on the beach & a bear rummaging through our remote campsite. There were a lot of firsts on that trip. I would be so bold as to say it changed my life & sent me on a crash course as I tried to make a career out of searching for waves in these cold environments. That first year I came back to the BC coast 3 times, it was a bit of a love affair. This photo was the first spread in Surfer Mag @joshmulcoy I ever created from that magic first trip. . Years later my relationship with the province has changed and allowed me to travel there for everything from giving a TED talk to screening my films & even working for @hellobc . But the draw is still the same and the wildness remains very much alive. #explorebc
A little slice of Swiss life. I’ve always wondered what it might be like to grow up in a small village like this. Do you? My last name ‘Burkard’ comes from a long Swiss lineage and although it’s not my name by birth I have always felt a strong connection to the people & culture.
I appreciate a high resolution edited photograph as much as anyone... but to see these complex glacial river systems with the naked eye gives you a whole new appreciation for their constantly changing beauty. No need to do anything fancy when they look this good straight off the phone. No edit, pure nature. Lemme know if you see the unicorn :) @volcanopilot #aicdoesiceland
Grainy, slightly out of focus and shot handheld at midnight on the side of a wall. Kinda exactly what you expect while shooting 1,500 ft in a hanging belay at ISO 10,000. Rest assured that this frigid experience in Switzerland is seared deep into the memory bank... the photo is just proof to show the kids.
Life can be pretty awesome. But its important to constantly remind myself ( and others) that my job isn’t to entertain people online. I’m lucky to share what I do for work commercially & personally, intermixed with a bit of my family life at times. The process can sometimes be empowering & other times it can be incredibly challenging- as anything that requires vulnerability should be. Never before has it been more important to understand the difference between what we share for engagement VS what we do and share because we enjoy being open & transparent about our lives in hopes it may lift others up. Having worked in this field for almost 15 years I have been lucky to see the rise of digital storytelling & what it can do, I am super grateful, but there is always a dark side and it’s a dangerous line we straddle with social media where we start to think our goal is to share the highlight reel of our lives at the expense of often forgetting what makes us, us... or unique. Many have become so desensitized by ‘Reality TV’ mentality & that we become numb to actually being able to share anything real or meaningful. Imagine walking into a gallery & next door is the exact same body of work... it feels like that sometimes. The many years of struggling & cutting my teeth working for magazines really made me appreciate not only the sacrifices required but more importantly the human connection a great photograph requires. 📷 @mattrfoley
I cherish the ability to use this platform as a visual diary. Spent some time this morning scrolling back to a year ago when I set out with my dad, brother & a few family friends for our yearly Yosemite backcountry trip. It’s our family tradition I have come to love most. This year brought us to the Grand Canyon of Tuolumne.. a spot in the park that I have been wanting to see for years and finally scored a permit due to my diligent mom. Here is a short collection of images that helps me remember 😂🙏🏽
Corey Rich has been one of my greatest influences in not only photography but in storytelling as a whole. I’ve even referred to him as the godfather of adventure photography at times in terms of his influence on the genre haha. Being able to teach along side him felt like a surreal experience & one that marked a true milestone in my career. He just released his first book and it is EPIC. I hope that anyone in Central California can join me for this book release & what I know will be an amazing slideshow tomorrow night at my studio in Pismo Beach 6-9pm. This is a FREE EVENT. Come out and support the arts! . Photo 📷 @coreyrichproductions
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