Editorial & Publishing

Have a read through my various print-based writing and editorial work.

Editorial Photography for a new magazine; Say Yes To Adventure

Page one of the article by Richie Johnston with one of my shots from the Niseko backcountry

It’s been a few years since I’ve had shots published in print – ahhh, the dreaded world of web has been taking over. During a snowboarding trip in Japan last year, riding with two of my favourite cohorts Richie Johnston and Abby Peterson, I snapped a couple of rather nice deep pow images. A few … Read more

SBINZ Instructors Manual goes online

A few example pages from the SBINZ manual

Last year I worked on a collaborative project re-writing and expanding the SBINZ Instructors Manual for Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (the snowboard division of the NZSIA). My role here involved writing numerous sections, photography, image editing and diagram design, layout, and compiling and editing contributions from other Snowboard Examiners. Initially the manual was only published … Read more

Whitelines Resort Guide

WSG Media recently teamed up with Whitelines snowboard magazine to produce the Whitelines Resort Guide. As one of the writers for WSG Media over the years, I was asked to write the review on Niseko, Japan. It’s widely known that Niseko rates highly for it’s amazing powder, so it’s a relatively easy ski resort to … Read more

Splitboarding Article for Outdoor Japan Magazine

Last March, at the tail-end of my season in Japan, I was fortunate enough to be invited on a splitboarding tour in the Niigata backgountry. Two days later I met with Gardner Robinson, the Editor for Outdoor Japan Magazine, to discuss Japanese dist… Read more

SSJ Press Release: Winning Gold in New York

Yesterday was the official awards ceremony for the Independent Publisher’s Awards in New York. We already knew we had been awarded gold in the Travel Guide category, but unfortunately we couldn’t make the actual ceremony. Shame, a weekend in NYC w… Read more

IPPYs: Gold in the Travel Guidebook category!


The 2010 Independant Publisher Book Awards finals we’re announced two days ago. Unexpectedly, our recent Snow-search Japan publication won GOLD in the Travel Guidebook category. I am hugely appreciative towards all our SSJ contributors and support… Read more

Snow-search Japan reviews

Two decent reviews of our recently published Snow-search Japan… Snowsphere.com Hokkaido Powder Guides blog Good reviews; now we need the sales. Unexpectedly, book sales have fluctuated massively depending on the country. Unfortunately, the UK ma… Read more

Snow-search Japan hits the shelves

Snow-search Japan cover jacket

It will be three years ago in February I visited Japan for the first time. I was writing for the World Snowboard Guide, updating their Japan section by writing reviews on the Hokkaido ski resorts. A few months after this trip, Steve Dowle from WSG Media asked me if I was interested in heading up … Read more