Earlier this year I found myself spending a few weeks at a Japanese ski resort, that I had never visited before. That’s actually quite rare for me, considering I spent three years working on a guidebook about skiing and snowboarding in Japan (Snow-search Japan). My visit to Aomori Spring was initially more of a time-filler[…]
It’s been a year in the making. A full year of planning, writing, editing, photographing and designing. It was a mammoth task and I was the lucky person given the lead on the project. Our goal was clear… to create a well-structured resource with a strong layout and navigation, a logical content flow and progression,[…]
The 2017 Northern Hemi winter was my tenth year visiting Japan. With the preceding seven or eight years holding longer stints for me, I was content to shorten this year’s trip to just six weeks; more work for 360nz back home in Wanaka, a tad more summer (when it finally showed up), and plenty of time riding dirt instead of snow.
360 New Zealand Ltd. — our small but effective digital media business — has recently partnered with MyPakageNZ, who are the New Zealand distributor for the best mens underwear the World has ever seen. And I’m not embellishing in the slightest! One of our first undertakings in the partnership was to test out the product[…]
During the first half of 2016 I spent a great deal of time focused on a new project that would bring together two of the main aspects of my working life; web design and snowboarding.
For the past eight months or so, myself and 360 New Zealand business partner Richie Johnston have been working on evolving our virtual tour technologies to include an aerial perspective. This evolution went better than we could have imagined.
The year was 2007. The first ever iPhone was announced. The 7th book in the Harry Potter series sold 11million copies in its first 24hrs on the shelves. Shaun White was still the man to beat in both snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle. AND… it was my first taste of the incredulously deep and oh-so-light Japanese pow pow! Little did I know this would be the start of long, affectionate relationship with the land of the rising sun.
In 2012 I started New Zealand’s first virtual tour centred information website, 360queenstown-wanaka.com, working alongside the already established 360niseko.com. The first version of 360qw had a simple, easy-to-use design and a custom-made back-end platform. It had good content, but was limited in functionality and aesthetics. This has all changed now of course! With our small[…]
Following on from representing Snowboard Instruction New Zealand at the 2015 Interski event in Ushuaia, Argentina, I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a 10 day snowboarding road trip in Chile. Here’s a short video from the trip, focused mostly around time lapse shooting (opening shots of the sunsets over Santiago are available to license)…
After reading that title, you might be thinking Olympics or X-Games, or some other equivalent event, but no… My competitive abilities never reached that far. I did get to stand on the podium next to Terje Håkonsen though! The 2015 Banked Slalom at Treble Cone was the most fun event I’ve ever entered – and[…]