Watch: Behind the Trip That Changed Chris Burkard’s Life

A gorgeous video explores the Lofoten islands and the profound impact they had on the California photographer.

Chris Burkard wasn’t always about far-flung travel. His career started on the crowded beaches of well-known surf destinations, where he shot competitions and pros. Eventually, though, the now-renowned  adventure photographer decided his work and life weren’t what he wanted them to be. He needed more, and he figured out what that “more” looked like on a trip to Norway’s Lofoten Islands.

Places have incredible power to change the course of a life—Yosemite and Alex Honnold, for instance—and this beautifully-shot short film explores what the process looks, feels, and sounds like. Narrated by Burkard, it’s a lush look into the travels—and the man—behind some of the most recognizable outdoor photography of recent years. If you’re curious about what kind of gear he brings along with him on his travels, take a look inside his travel bag here.

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  • Todd LeVeck

    That was badass. Total inspiration.

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