In preparation for our upcoming daily series following Payson’s bikepacking trip of Iceland with Chris Burkard, Nichole Baker, Rue Kaladite, and Lael Wilcox, we’re replaying some of our favorite moments from Payson’s previous conversations with Chris about the country. He’s been to Iceland 47 times and traversed it in just about every way possible by plane, car, and bike. This episode features stories from three interviews with Chris, one from 2019 where he talks about his love of being immersed in a location and why cycling is the best way to achieve this, one from early 2020 after his completion of a record setting 850 mile ride around the perimeter of the country which he did without stopping, and one from a 2021 interview with in which Chris is joined by Rebecca Rusch and Gus Morton to discuss their fat biking winter expedition across the island.
Adventurer, Photographer, Story Teller, & Celebrator of Nature Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, powerful landscapes. Through social media, Chris strives to share his vision of wild places with millions of people, and to inspire them to explore for themselves. His visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients, speak on the TED stage, design product lines, educate, and publish a growing collection of books. Along with his team, Burkard is based out of his production studio and art gallery in the Central Coast of California. At the age of 34, Burkard has established himself as a global presence and influence. He is happiest with his wife Breanne raising their two sons Jeremiah and Forrest in his hometown of Pismo Beach, CaliforniaIf you can’t watch the video listen here in the car or on a bike ride
Chris Burkard is at the top of his profession. With some average equipment and a lot of hours and hard work, he developed a natural talent for communicating the beauty of this place with us. The work he's presented within the surf genre comes from extreme terrain and uncrowded line-ups, and his new projects seem to find a collaborative, refined narrative reflecting the maturity of an older, smarter, more efficient artist. We're honored to have him share some stories of his recent collaboration with Ben Weiland and Roark, Arc of Aleutia.
VR Shorts #27: Chris Burkard Returns / Photographer / Filmmaker
Chris Burkard returns to the podcast to discuss some of what he's been up to over the last year of passion projects and commercial work, as well as to catch up in general and talk about all the things that continue to inspire him as a creative. If you haven't been following along with all the amazing films and athletic endeavors that Chris has been rolling out lately, you've got some catching up to do. During our conversation we discuss what goes into the juggling act of trying to produce so many beautiful short films like his recent projects "Unnur", "Mylo", "Arc of Aleutia" and so much more, what made him want to tour across the inland of Iceland on fat bikes, what it's like raising alpacas, how he manages to not burn out creatively with so much on his plate, and the advice he gives others out there with big creative dreams. To Learn More About Chris Burkard Visit: https://www.chrisburkard.com And Follow Him on Instagram At: https://www.instagram.com/chrisburkard/ To Watch his film Unnur Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vEwe4yK1AA To Watch his film Mylo Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRPKxRsfQEw To watch his film Arc of Aleutia Visit: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/arcofaleutia
Co-host Melody Serafino speaks with photographer, filmmaker and adventurer Chris Burkard about getting to know a place through photography and his recent fatbike trek across Iceland. To donate to Covid relief funds in India, visit https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/.For more on our guest, No. 29, and the Enough. newsletter, visit:Chris BurkardNo. 29Enough.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#119 Chris Burkard - Photographer, filmmaker and storyteller
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Today we spoke with Chris Burkard - Photographer, filmmaker and storyteller Chris is an American artist and photo-journalist who shoots landscapes, surf, lifestyle, outdoor and travel subjects. Burkard specialises in capturing cold climate environments and cultures such as the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand and Russia. He has won numerous awards, published several books and made critically-acclaimed films such as 'Under an Arctic Sky' and 'Unner'. Burkard captures stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. His visionary and creative perspective has earned him opportunities with Fortune 500 clients and to speak on the TED stage. In this episode we speak about marshmallows roasted over volcanic lava, restrictions of specialising in only one medium of capturing moments, sharing work, continuous growth - and what draws Chris to Iceland in particular. We discuss where Chris wants to explore more, where he sees his future, vertical relief, surfing in Lahinch - and giving and offering service to others.
Chris Burkard’s Epic Icelandic Adventures & Why He Loves the Country
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Chris Burkard is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and adventurer that loves Iceland. He has shared epic photographs and films that showcases Icelandic landscape and natural phenomenon. Some of his films about Iceland includes “Under an Arctic Sky” and “A Line in Sand“. Chris Burkard’s love for this country is contagious and he has experienced this place in such unique ways, such as surfing under the northern lights and cycling across Iceland from east to west. Along with talking about his adventures, Chris also shares so many great pointers in this interview for travelers who plan to visit Iceland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db0CfLjTcso Questions I Asked Chris Burkard You’ve been to Iceland many times. I think it’s over 40 times. What initially inspired you to visit the country? Do you have a favorite part of the country and/or food that you enjoyed while here? In the film you directed called “Under An Arctic Sky”, you and a team of other awesome surfers, some of them Icelandic, travel to the West Fjords during the winter, which can be an incredibly difficult journey because of the weather, to find waves to surf. I’m just wondering if there was ever a time during this journey where you were afraid for your life? How did you cope with being exposed to those harsh conditions over and over? Also, what kind of equipment were you using to shoot with that can still function well even when the weather was awful? The surfing under the northern lights part of the video is just epic and it even looks like the waves are just as majestic as the lights in the sky. Was this shot what you were ultimately after on this trip or was it just an added bonus to the adventure? You and a team of experienced cyclists decided to ride your bikes unsupported across Iceland over an eleven day period in August of 2020. What was the absolute best part of the trip and the most challenging part? Do you have any plans to come back to Iceland and capture more epic photographs and videos? What is your favorite Icelandic word or phrase? What advice do you have for people that want to visit Iceland? Questions for Chris Burkard From My Patrons Shirl, a member of the All Things Iceland Patreon Community asks, “What photographers have influenced & inspired you?” Liz from the All Things Iceland Patreon Community asks, “Were there any days where you were sure the day was a bust and then got an amazing shot? If more than one, which stands out?” Share this post Share on facebook Facebook Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on twitter Twitter Join the All Things Iceland Patreon Community Some of you might be aware that one of my goals for the podcast is to travel around Iceland more to interview different people in each region. In July, I set up the All Things Iceland community on Patreon. It’s a membership platform that was founded in 2013. It allows for creators like me to provide exclusive content to listeners like you in exchange for a monthly subscription. Each month I am doing Ask Me Anything videos, Live Chats, and Folklore Friday each week. Sometimes I do updates about my life in Iceland. I do not share this content on any other channel. The support from my patrons on the All Things Iceland community on Patreon will help to evolve All Things Iceland. There are several membership tiers to choose from and each tier has a variety of benefits. If you would like to join the community, go to patreon.com/allthingsiceland. I look forward to having you join. Let’s be social! Here is where you connect with me. Instagram Youtube Facebook Þakka þér kærlega fyrir að hlusta (og að lesa) og sjáumst fljótlega Thank you kindly for listening (and reading) and see you soon!
Chris Burkard has become a personal source of inspiration for me and it was an honor to have him back on the podcast. He was first on way back at Episode 17 to tell us about his WOW Cyclothon Record that he set in 2019. That episode really fired me up and motivated me to push myself in more ways than just on the bike. Chris' passion for life is contagious and I highly recommend you go back and listen to ep. 17, although you don't need to listen in order to enjoy. After setting an Icelandic record in 2019 he started on his next project, the first ever traverse through the interior of Iceland via bike! First means, he had to hire a cartographer to sketch out a route, then take some super jeeps out to test parts of it, and then convince a few friends to try it! Those friends were Pro XC racer Emily Batty, Eric Batty, and Adam Morka. You'll have to listen to hear how it went, but check out these pics to see the diversity of terrain they covered! Shortly after he was back at it on a bikepacking trip in the Sierras with Lael Wilcox, Rue Kaladyte, and Erik Nohlin. This adventure included a 30ish mile pack-a-bike using custom made transformer packs that Erik designed specifically for this trip. Routes and films are going to be published from these trips, but get a sneak "listen" now! In this episode I also took the opportunity to talk to him about his successful photography career and work/life balance before we got into his two most recent bikepacking adventures. It's his ability to manage successful career, be an involved father/husband, and still go on these epic adventures that I'm really inspired by. It's not an easy path, so I was eager to find out some of his thoughts and perspectives. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
A treat for any and all with a bent for adventure and creative expression, today's guest is one of my very favorite visionaries of images still and moving.Meet Chris Burkard.A true artist in many forms, Chris is a photographer, filmmaker, world explorer, accomplished endurance athlete (last year he set the record for fastest man to circumnavigate Iceland by bike), dirtbag surfer extraordinaire, author, creative director, father, and man of faith. But first and foremost, Chris is a storyteller --best known for his photojournalistic, humanizing approach to the farthest expanses of the Earth and capturing stories that inspire humans to consider our relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.Chances are you follow Chris on Instagram — stacked with breathtaking landscapes and tales of adventure, his feed is a unique portal into other worlds that magnetizes 3.6 million people daily.Well established as a leading creative and man of global influence by the ripe age of 32 (now 34), Chris’ visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients and brands like Apple, The North Face, Patagonia, Microsoft, Burton, Capitol Records, Quiksilver, and REI to name but a few.He’s spoken on the main TED stage, designed product lines, and published a growing collection of gorgeous books including, California Surf Project, At Glacier’s End, Boy Who Spoke To The Earth (children’s book), Distance Shores, and and High Tide: A Surf Odyssey. Chris' lates offering is Unnar -- a short documentary that tells the story of Chirs’ friend Ellii, an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and kayaker whose perspective changed after surviving a near death experience. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, Unnar is now freely viewable on Chris’ YouTube page. Don't miss it.Today Chris shares his story.I’ve been a huge fan and admirer of Chris for ages. This conversation was long in the making — and does not disappoint. It’s a conversation about being present in the moment. Making art out of suffering. Taking big risks. And what's behind his love affair with Iceland.It’s also a glimpse into the creative mind of a true artist, laced with potent life lessons that will leave you thinking more broadly about your own path.But most importantly, it is about crusading against the mundane — and living a wanderlust lifestyle.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. 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