VERSION 1.2 (BETA)
Oütlas features an extremely high caliber of editorial and photographic contributors, Oütlas appeals to people interested not only in adventure and style, but the greater world around them.
Ed Leigh is part of the presenting team for the BBC2 show Ski Sunday and regularly works for Red Bull TV on a host of live events from skateboarding and BMX, through to Enduro and mountain biking. He also worked with Whisper Films as the live anchor for Sail GP’s first two seasons of international coverage.
Probably best known as the BBC’s voice of action and adventure sports at the Olympics. Leigh has commentated on the winter games since 2006 and the summer games since 2012.
Leigh got his first regular work on Channel 4's RTS award winning series Freesports On 4 covering action sports events around the world. Leigh has built up a diverse portfolio of work ranging from Ed vs. Spencer for Sky 1 to My Life As An Animal for BBC3.
Having worked as editor of Whitelines Snowboard Magazine, Leigh's TV career started presenting Trailer Park on Turners CNX channel CNX, alongside Christian Stevenson.
After doing the voice over for the Extreme Sports Channel's Gumball 3000 series in 2004, he followed the Rally as a hitch hiker/presenter for 2005 and Gumball 2006: Around the world in 8 days.
In 2007, Leigh became co-presenter of the BBC's Ski Sunday series with Graham Bell after his commentary at the 2006 Winter Olympics helped bring the snowboarding to life: his memorable exclamation "Drama! Jacobellis is down!" at the comedic climax of the Women's Snowcross Final made his name. Leigh has commentated on snowboarding events at the all subsequent Winter Olympics.
Leigh presented a spin show from Ski Sunday, High Altitude, which ran for the winter of 2009 on BBC2, with Graham Bell.
During the 2012 Summer Olympics Ed commentated on Beach Volleyball for the BBC alongside Matt Chilton and also at the BMX event in the cycling.
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DIGITAL DESIGN • PHOTOGRAPHY
I am Hamish Duncan, an ex-professional snowboarder turned social documentarist. I record contemporary social issues, focusing on environment, identity and mental health through the medium of photography. My pictures are a representation of my intuitive sense of metaphor and creative vision, and in series form dictate nuanced narratives on my chosen subjects. Past projects include ‘Balaenidae’, a series of typologies on Amsterdam’s plastic pollution, for the NGO Plastic Whale; and TwentyTwo, a photographic exploration of the shadow self, from which an image, ‘Fountain of Youth Niland’, was selected for the final exhibition of Wells Arts Contemporary in 2018.
Oütlas is an encyclopedia of action sports and adventure travel, a world atlas of specialist gear, local guides, and authentic stores for rental and repair. We aim to catalogue over 10,000 data points, with tonnes of thousands yet to be researched and mapped. The popular shapes, as well as the forgotten graphics and terrain of every resort, region and backcountry in the world.
In winter 2018/19 I drove the Patagonia WornWear 'tiny house' for the crew of seamsters where the program concept for the encyclopedia to decarbonise action sports and adventure came about.