Pairing a penchant for photography with a love of travel, visual artist Karl Shakur captures sublime snapshots of the natural world. Though based in Kansas, the self-described “adventure enthusiast” shoots in locations all around the world, culminating in a portfolio that is both all-embracing and awe-inspiring.
In his mesmerizing photographs, Shakur presents the beauty of the scenery he encounters on his travels. These diverse sites range from winding roads and secluded footpaths to towering mountains and never-ending valleys. While, at first glance, many of Shakur's vast depictions appear devoid of humans, they often feature a single, solitary figure. Hardly discernible against their majestic surroundings, these human subjects emphasize the overwhelming scale and power of nature.
To Shakur, documenting his amazing escapades is as intrinsic as his desire to travel, noting that he “enjoy[s] photographing and sharing cool experiences as much as [he enjoys] experiencing them.” By coupling his photographic practice with an “innate passion for adventure,” he has created a captivating body of work that artistically celebrates the majesty of Mother Nature.
You can find more of Shakur's stunning shots on Instagram.