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    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      I've known Chris for years. At SmugMug, we made a short film of him shooting pro surfers in the Arctic Circle that got millions of views across various channels. I find him and his images of adventure electrifying. He has 3 million followers on Instagram.

      He gets interviewed a lot by journalists, Netflix even has a special about him (Under An Arctic Sky), but I have so many questions of my own and I suspect you do too. Are there images you want to ask about? Questions about why he shoots what he does? What are the elements of a great photo of rock climbers or surfers?

    • vegasphotog

      Chris seems to be the exception to the rule that Instagram and social media have really helped him propel his work to high visibility AND $$$$$. I guess the question would be - being all that he knows now, and how social media; especially Instagram work, would he choose the same route again? Or, find the right agency to represent his work? Obviously, most agencies have very little interest in unknown photographers but I guess the romantic in me wishes that since Chris's work is so exceptional, I would like to him to say that Instagram is the crack pipe to today's photography and it only leads to crack dens (photo contests) and a unflattering premature death.

    • jl

      Holy hell, Chris, who don't you know?!? Chris Burkard is one of my favorite photographers.

      I'd be interested to hear a) which specific things he did to propel himself from relative anonymity to enormous Instagram fame, since that process seems to be somewhat of a black box, and b) what his favorite piece of gear is. Modern professional photographers (and videographers) all seem to have a huge amount of gear, but the ones who I've talked to usually have a favorite piece of equipment that they use far more than nearly all their other gear.

    • DanSolarMan

      As a young man I dreamed of earning my living being a photographer. There were no grandios ideas that I would become wealthy. It was strictly something I loved doing and after all who could ask for anything more than supporting yourself doing what you love.

      My question would be how much did doing what you love play into your decision to do what you do?

    • nature_wanderer

      How does he balance family life with his endless pursuit of adventure photography? How does his family cope with him being constantly on the go, separated from them? I bet his answers to these questions can teach us about balance in our own lives.

    • cu

      I like this question. I struggle to find time to improve my skills and nurture my creativity with a full time job and family with small children. It must be a struggle.

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