Tag archive for Chris Nelson

Ripple Effect: Wired

In 1993 Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe launched WIRED, a magazine that would go on to become the mouthpiece of the digital revolution, fusing art design and technology to spearhead the charge into a brave new World Wide Web. Today WIRED is read by some…

Continue reading →

Hokkaido’s Soul

Backwash Surf Anthology travelled to Japan for Issue 2 and Chris Nelson was commissioned to pen a piece on the surf community of Hokkaido. Extract: “The sun has dropped below the hills. Shadows stretch from dark factory buildings: over the tarmac, across the dunes and…

Continue reading →

Ripple Effect Season 2

Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor were commissioned to write Season 2 of the award winning The Ripple Effect. Exploring the lives and reach of game changing entrepreneurs and icons including the likes of Low Brow artist Robert Williams, father of the synthesizer Robert Moog and…

Continue reading →

Huck: Scotland’s North Shore

  You have to be made of sturdy stock to surf Scotland’s North Shore but those who went in first are the hardiest of them all. This is the story of those cold water pioneers by Chris Nelson for Huck Magazine. Extract below. ‘There are…

Continue reading →

Cold Water Souls

Chris Nelson grew up surfing the frigid reefs of England’s northeast coast, where Arctic swells are groomed into reeling lefts and winter water temperatures regularly dip below 5 degrees. ‘Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing’s Cold Water Pioneers’ has taken acclaimed surf writer Chris Nelson…

Continue reading →

Ripple Effect: Bob Hurley

Hurley – from backyard shaper to multi-million dollar brand // Screen writing. We were stoked to be commissioned to tell Bob Hurley’s inspiring story for the award winning series The Ripple Effect for Red Bull TV in association with Hamblin Imagery. Featuring: Bob Hurley, Craig…

Continue reading →

Ice Breakers: Daily Telegraph

Chris Nelson was commissioned by the Telegraph Magazine to write a feature about those surfers who shun warmer climes to ride waves in freezing waters from Alaska to Northern Scotland.  The full feature ran to 6 pages, check out the extract below.      

Continue reading →

The Guardian: Icy Shores

Chris Nelson for the Guardian on the extreme surfers travelling to icy shores to find the perfect wave and the films that tell their stories. Extract below.                

Continue reading →

Viking Peaks

Words: Chris Nelson A taste of sulphur rides on the heavy mist that drifts across the dark barren landscape while the bleached peaks of far-off summits fade from view. The foreground is fractured and broken, the surface a crumbled canvas riven with deep channels and…

Continue reading →

The Adjusters

Words: Chris Nelson Image: Demi Taylor Portugal, 2002 The voice is rich, well spoken – expat with southern Africa lilt. “So there I was, naked, and I turned around to see this Portuguese guy running off with my mini-malibu under his arm. So I grabbed my…

Continue reading →

Page 1 of 2 1 2