Monday, January 25, 2010

Interesting surfing images from Chris Burkard

I don't think I really started getting into photography until I began to take notice of some of the amazing images that kept popping up in the skateboarding and surfing magazines I grew up reading. Chris Burkard is only a year or two older than me and I think started shooting when he was 19 or something. He's come up pretty fast in the professional surfing photography world having already won some prestigious awards and put out a book, so it's kind of inspiring for me to see someone so young already achieving so much in a field filled bursting with competition and conventional thinking. I know surfing or skateboarding or whatever photography can be a little banal at times, especially if you have zero interest in it, but Burkard has a really unique eye who isn't afraid to experiment, and I think he captures a lot of cool imagery that anyone can appreciate.

If you like his stuff make to check out his California Book Project links in the final slide of the little portfolio slideshow thing.


what ever happened to good ol' fashion film!? digital is great and all but you just can compare to the effect of film... thats just me though.

check out a couple of my favorite photographers...

Friday, January 22, 2010

For my editorial peeps...

You guys probably already know about the photographer owned Magnum agency but take a minute to look at some of their photographers work. Pretty powerful stuff!

Earth from Above

I stumbled upon these, (using "stumble upon") a ways back but they are very cool. I don't imagine anybody in our class getting an opportunity to shoot from a plane anytime soon, but these pictures do provide an interesting take on perspective. The photographer's name is Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and these photos are meant to bring attention to sustainable living around the world. Also, the shot of the little town in the Thai bay was in an area I was fortunate enough to travel to and actually catch some surf in when I was living there last year. The place is even more striking in person, if you can imagine that. Hope you Enjoy.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This quarter, some of you are taking documentary photography which I love and I would like to take the time to introduce you to the photographer who has my dream job, Callie Shell. I like her perspective when photographing President Obama. The picture of him walking home is my personal favorite.