DREAMWALKERS: The Faroes Project – Talent Feature with Chris Eyre-Walker

By Chris Eyre-Walker

My name is Chris Eyre-Walker, and I’m an outdoor & adventure filmmaker and photographer, and an Olympus Visionary. Originally from Belgium, I ended up in Australia in 2012 from where I’ve been following my dream of becoming a photographer and filmmaker, tell stories and – most importantly – go on epic adventures. I recently shot the film DREAMWALKERS – The Faroes Project, the journey of four friends who set out on an adventure to be the first to highline one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.

In 2015 I had the chance to intern for California-based photographer Chris Burkard, and ever since then I’ve been on the move from country to country, from project to project – from shooting surf at Teahupoo in Tahiti to, more recently, attempting a 7000m mountain in Kyrgyzstan. My life’s been a rollercoaster and it’s been one hell of a ride so far!

In 2016 I met up with a friend from Australia and we spent a weekend shooting highlining in Belgium. One thing lead to another and we were soon planning our Faroe Islands adventure. He told me that he and three friends wanted to be the first to highline the Faroes. With my past travel experience and love for this country, I happily joined in on the adventure and decided to create my first real adventure film.

Seven months and a hell of a lot of planning later, and we were on our way.

Name and age: Chris Eyre-Walker, 27.

Currently based in: Sydney, Australia.

Language(s) spoken: English, German, Dutch, French.

Occupation: Freelance photographer and filmmaker. Full-time traveller.

How did you get started in our industry? For me it was a slow move from photography to filmmaking. It still is, → continue…

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