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.
CREDIT: PATAGONIA WORNWEAR