Christopher Burkett is widely regarded as the best color photographer in the world today. This American photographer is best known for his landscape photography made for large formats. Through the years, Christopher Burkett has been credited for raising awareness on the beauty of the American landscape while capturing it in the best and most vivid print quality. He is regarded as an authority in Cibachrome printing, using sophisticated masking methods he has mastered in the past two decades. He is also known for individually hand printing all of his prints.
Born in 1951, Christopher Burkett spent his childhood in the Pacific Northeast. As a child, he liked to roam around the fields and forests, making a close observation on natural lighting and bold textures. He was interested in highlighting vibrant colors around him as well as the subtle interplay of tones.
It was in 1975, while Christopher Burkett was in the Christian Order, he started to take up photography. Initially he was interested in using the craft to express the beauty, grace and light he saw in his environment. It was also his way of expressing himself spiritually.
Becoming more engrossed with his craft, he left the Order after four years to dedicate more of his time and resources on perfecting his photography. According to Christopher Burkett, his world was so divine and inspiring that he had no option but to have others experience it. Simply put, he wanted to share and express his feelings with his audiences for them to experience the beauty and grace of the world we live in.