I'm Thomas Bürkl
passionate Photographer and hiker
based in the French Alps
This Is What You'll Get:
Actionable photography skills
Complementary hiking tips
A friendly place to connect, learn and share our stories
I believe that spending time outdoors can help us lead happier lives. While I love landscape photography, the nature experience matters most to me.
When I was a little boy, my Dad often took me to the beautiful mountains of Bavaria. This is where I spent my young years hiking, skiing and climbing. Due to my international family, travelling has always been an important part of my life.
Above all, I am a nature lover, a daydreamer and a wanderer, as well as a lucky husband and the father of a gorgeous girl and a sweet little boy.
Some Trivial Facts
(I was going to call them “Fun Facts” but that would have sounded presumptuous)
I’m an INFP Myers-Briggs personality type. If you’re into that kind of thing, you probably know more about myself than I do! Read more about it here.
Also, I’m an atmospheric metal fan. I find that bands like Saor go very well with my love for nature. But I highly doubt that you’ll ever meet me at a festival because crowds make me feel super uncomfortable.
My Passion For Nature
Over the years, my love for nature became a real obsession. During our summer holidays, we drove to the my Mum’s house in Southern France. At that time, my biggest joy was running around the vineyards and roaming along a little stream with a fishing rod in one hand.
I love to connect with like-minded people and share the beauty of our little big planet. Who knows what the future holds for the environment? Let’s hope that a deep connection with nature will help us realise how important it is for us.
A Happier Self
We find happiness in nature. We need it to recharge the energy that got sucked out by everyday life.
I love to gaze at my surroundings, squint into the rising sun, listen to the sound of chirping birds at dawn, experience the earthy smell after a downpour and feel the wind’s gentle caress on my skin.
I hope that my photographs will inspire you to feel that great connection with nature.
Values Of The Heart
In particular, I believe that there is more to life than problems, hassle and resignation.
Of course, we all get held back by the practicalities of life. We worry about our children, our jobs and what others will think of us.
Let’s concentrate on the beautiful, secret and mysterious wonders that make life worth living.Let’s find peace and happiness within ourselves. True values still exist.
In Search Of Wonders
This quote from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry sums up how I see the world:
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
I create my work because it helps me feel alive. In the mountains, no one will tell you what you should think or do. Nobody is there to control your thoughts.
The Greatest Freedom I can Imagine
Creating art for yourself while walking at your own pace wherever and whenever you want.
We feel total freedom in nature. Because memories are more important than pretty pictures, we should prioritise the experience over taking photos.Let me know who you are, where you come from and what your interests are in life.
A little personal introduction by awkward me. I’ll stick to writing and photography in the future.
It’s weird how I nervous I get talking to my camera. I’m probably worried that it’s going to be judgmental…