"If you follow his work, you know Chris Burkard is one of the most prolific and adventurous photographers of his generation." —XGames "In his new book, "Distant Shores: Surfing the Ends of the Earth," Burkard shows how far he's gone with stunning visuals of surf breaks in unlikely places, including Iceland, Norway and Alaska. ... The icy locations provide some of the most visually intriguing images." —San Luis Obispo Tribune "You don’t need to be a surfer to appreciate the width and breadth of what Chris has accomplished with “Distant Shores.” If anything, it helps to lose any preconceived notions you may have about surfing. It’s not always sand, sunshine,and palm trees. Sometimes it’s at night in Iceland, in the shadows of snow-covered mountains and under the glow of the northern lights. Or trekking through the Russian countryside or Mexican cactus fields just to reach the water. Often camping right on the beach, Chris’ images tell stories not only of the landscapes he photographs, but of the people who inhabit those landscapes as well." —The Photo Brigade "His images are gigantic and are best if revisited over and over again, which is exactly why his book, Distant Shores: surfing the ends of the earth is a perfect stage for his work." —The Surfer's View
About the Author
Chris Burkard is a native Californian whose photographs have appeared in countless magazines and advertising campaigns. He lives in the Central Coast of California and travels extensively.