Artist Biographies : Burkett, Christopher :
Burkett travels extensively throughout the United States to photograph. His masterful printing and numerous exhibitions rapidly brought him international acclaim. His photographs are featured in many public and private fine art collections.
Burkett is a recognized national expert in printing Cibachrome (Ilfochrome), by virtue of his use of sophisticated and unique masking techniques. He meticulously hand prints with impressive sharpness and rich tonality.
All images are archivally overmatted, signed and numbered by the artist.
The world untouched and undefiled by man is one of indescribable beauty and wonder, a world filled with light and peace. The miracle of life unfolds before our eyes, and is seen in the tapestry of creation. All of our world; each living cell, every stone and drop of water, the air and light around us, reflects and mirrors the glory and presence of the Creator, and calls us to respond with wonder and praise.
Photography is an expression of the world we live in, and of what we see and experience. Many contemporary photographs seem filled with negativity and warped malignant things. That these things and perceptions exist now for a time in the world with us is indisputable, but I feel strongly that there is no need to give life and strength to them. Too often the sacred in nature is maligned as being naive or simplistic, and is said to be unchallenging and visually unsophisticated. This need not be so.
The purpose of my photography is to try to provide a brief, perhaps veiled glimpse into that clear and brillant world of light and power. To the extent that these photographs may help show that way, and perhaps begin to open our eyes to experience these magnificent things, is the extent to which the images succeed.