Welcome to my portfolio of projects!

"Creating a success that is different to society's version of success, is a success in itself"

Showcasing my multifaceted work in writing and publishing, web strategy and design, photography and digital media, and my biggest passion of all, snowboarding!
Editorial & Pubishing

From freelance article writing to publishing an award-winning guide book, this is my editorial and publishing work history.

Photo & Video

Focused around 360 degree panoramic photography and specialist time lapse creation, my work behind the lens is specific yet can also be diverse.

Snowboarding

More than 25 seasons of experience from around the World as an Instructor, Guide, Competitive Coach / Judge, and Instructor Trainer / Examiner.

Web Design & Strategy

User-focused web services, from the design of simple and effective websites to the creation of social media strategies.

a brief bio

Snowboard Coach and Trainer | Photographer and 360 Media Specialist | Writer and Web Professional | NZSIA Board Member | Traveller and Lover of the Outdoors

Based in Wanaka, New Zealand, I have irons in many different fires. My horizon is constantly morphing and new projects capture my inspiration on a regular basis.

My professional life blends the snowsports, digital media and publishing industries together. I am continually balancing my time between coaching on snow, experimenting behind the lens, publishing my written work in both web and print, and creating web sites.

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 Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 8 of 8... This shot brings a bit of scale to the grandeur of the event. Wow, that’s a big fire! . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever  Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 2 of 8... The local 25 year old men are tied to the structure to defend against the attacking men of Nozawa, who come brandishing bundles of fire ready to set it alight. This ritual continues for 2hrs and the 25yr olds managed to keep it from burning up (along with the 42 year olds who are sitting on top). . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever
 Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 7 of 8... As the fire rages the rest of the Japanese arts are added, created to celebrate new born babies in the village. . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever  Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 1 of 8... So apparently there’s some pretty crazy people in Nozawa Onsen, Japan! The #dosojinfirefestival far exceeded my expectations. Actually it blew my mind, for the beautiful cultural history that is continued throughout generations and the brutal toughness (and partial insanity) of the guys involved. What an amazing event! . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever
 Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 6 of 8... Sake fuelled the participants hurt as much as wood fuelling the fire. . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever  Built in one day, from freshly chopped trees and twine only, using hand made interlocking carpentry (and no nails or screw at all)... The Nozawa Onsen #dosojinfirefestival is almost ready. . . #lookingforwardtotomorrow #firefestival #teamwork #community
 Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 5 of 8... These massive ladders were used for the 42yr olds to descend while the flames were quickly gathering momentum. . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever  @nozawaonsen_ getting prepped for the #firefestival tomorrow! . . #backinjapan #nozawafirefestival
 Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 4 of 8... All ages get involved at the Dosojin. This kid stood open mouthed as the biggest bonfire you’ve ever seen erupted in flames! . . #nozawaonsen #nozawafirefestival #dosojin #culture #japan #firefestival #biggestbonfireever  Pow wheelies always feel great! Even on those grey-bird days when there’s only 15cms of fresh to play in... ha, it’s good to be back in Japan. . . #japow #romesnowboards #powwheelies #blackandwhitephoto @nzshred @boboproducts
 Telling the story of the Dosojin Matsuri in images, photo 3 of 8... The fire finally takes hold of the mammoth structure yet locals are unfazed by its powerful heat. . . #dosojin #firefestival #nozawafirefestival #japan #biggestbonfireever #culturalfestival  That’s not something you see out the back of your own house everyday! Go Wanaka fire brigade, you guys are epic. . . #wanakafire #wanakafirebrigade #bushfires

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