Photographer, Filmmaker

Date of birth
March 12, 1986

Pismo Beach California

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, energized landscapes and peak moments of adventure. He has accumulated an audience of over one million followers to become a globally recognized social influencer. 

Burkard is often central in synthesizing the creative projects he is involved in, across stakeholders. His holistic and visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global campaigns, appear as a TED speaker, develop specialty product lines, teach national and international photography workshops and publish a collection of books, including a children’s book. Along with his team, Burkard is based out of his full-scale production studio and art gallery near his hometown in Central Coast California. 

There are very few who have transcended their own sport or category the way that Chris has done by essentially creating his own space.  We’ve been a fan of his work for a long time and so we’re excited to bring him onboard the Db Family.

Chris' Favorite Db Gear

"As somebody who never travelled anywhere, never owned a passport, never went outside the US, I realised that at some point I needed to crusade against the mundane in order to find a sense of adventure."

- Chris Burkard

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