Chris Burkard has made an impressive career out of photographing adventure in some of the most beautiful places in the world. With over 2.8 million followers on Instagram, it's safe to say he is one of the most successful outdoor adventure photographers shooting right now. However, this wasn't always the case and like a lot of photographers, Burkard once found himself dissatisfied with where he was in his career. That's when a trip to Norway's Lofoten Islands changed everything.
As part of a series by filmmaker Vincent Urban titled "#LifeChangingPlaces," this first video follows Burkard as he retells how a simple trip to Norway changed everything for him. The series which seems to be an ad campaign follows this same theme of life-changing events inspired by travel. This is a pretty interesting concept, one I can relate to. Traveling to a new location for any reason can revitalize you. Traveling for a personal project outside of your normal work can often be the catalyst for new inspiration, often taking your career or work in a new direction. Hearing Burkard narrate over the beautiful scenes of Norway alone inspires me to set out on a new adventure, to go somewhere I never thought to go and get away from the masses.
With the popularity of travel and landscape photography on Instagram, it may sometimes feel like everywhere has been explored, but the world is a big place. There is always a new adventure to be had and beautiful places to be found.
Where would you love to explore and photograph? Have you been on a life-changing trip? Share your places and photographs in the comments.
[via Vincent Urban]