About

Adventure Journal is an online magazine devoted to outdoor adventure in all its forms.

casimiro vietnamSteve Casimiro is a writer, photographer, editor, and founder of Adventure Journal. He spent 11 years at Powder Magazine, most of those as editor; launched Bike Magazine as founding editor; and contributed to National Geographic Adventure for 11 years, most of those as West Coast Editor. He can be reached at steve (at) adventure-journal.com.


Contributing editor Brendan Leonard likes bicycles, climbing, and coffee. He lives out of his van and is responsible for the website Semi-Rad.


Sinuhe Xavier is a former professional skier, photographer, filmmaker, and director. His directing work has included spots featuring Spinal Tap, Derek Jeter, and Tiger Woods, for clients such as Gillette and Subway and agencies such as BBDO, TBWA Chiat, and CAA. Photography clients include Burton Snowboards, Nike, Volvo, Toyota, Marmot and EA Sports. He can be reached at sinuhe (at) adventure-journal.com.


Michael Frank’s career as a writer and editor has led him from Esquire to National Geographic Adventure, Forbes, and now Mountain Bike, where he serves as deputy editor. After years in Manhattan, he lives in upstate New York, where he can ride every day. Or drive a car: Michael was an automobile columnist for Forbes and he continues to write about vehicles and the industry for businessweek.com, along with reviews for themotorauthority.com and thecarconnection.com. He can be reached at michael a-t adventure-journal.com.


PHOTOGRAPHERS

Over the past five years, Kevin Arnold has become one of the top photogs documenting adventure and the lifestyle that surrounds it. The Whistler-based shooter is, like many of our photographers, as adept with bike, skis, and climbing gear as he is with a camera.

See more of his work and buy prints of his photos through his gallery in the Adventure Journal store.


In just five years, surf photographer Chris Burkard has gone from picking up his first camera at Good Will to winning international photo competitions. Unlike most surf photographers, who strive to get closer to the action, California-based Burkard steps back to show context and perspective, leading to a more natural way of looking at waves and the people who ride them.

See more of his work and buy prints of his photos through his gallery in the Adventure Journal store.


Jackson, Wyoming-based Jimmy Chin is the preeminent climbing and mountaineering photographer working today, and his travels have taken him from the summit of Mt. Everest (which he skied) to the big walls of Borneo. He currently is working for National Geographic on a story about the climbing culture of Yosemite.

See more of his work and buy prints of his photos through his gallery in the Adventure Journal store.


Photographer Ace Kvale Portrait Headshot | Adventure JournalAce Kvale has traveled to more than sixty countries. He’s participated in twenty-five expeditions to Asia and the Himalaya, and he’s worked with many of the world’s best athletes. He’s hung from helicopters in the Alps and skied first descents in Alaska. His images have appeared in dozens of magazines, from National Geographic to The National Enquirer. He’s contributed imagery to dozens of books and movies, and shot portraits of celebrities from Jerry Garcia to Tiger Woods.

See more of his work and buy prints of his photos through his gallery in the Adventure Journal store.


There’s something special about newcomer Jordan Manley’s photography, but even as the Vancouver resident become one of the top shooters in the bike world, it’s hard to articulate just what makes his work unique. But after studying his photos, it becomes clear: Each one is clearly carefully considered, as if he adopted the patience of a large format photographer, and results are flawless, sophisticated takes on high action.

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Scott Markewitz is the hardest working and most prolific action sports photographer of the last two decades, and there probably isn’t a bike or ski publication on the planet that hasn’t run one of his images. Indeed, while most photographers would call it a career if they had a cover shot or two, Markewitz has had more than 350. When not traveling, he divides his time between Utah and France.

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Like so many National Geographic photographers, David McLain’s work shows a remarkable diversity. One month he’s shooting a story on centenarians and longevity for Nat Geo, the next he’s creating a distinctive visual language for outdoor brands like Horny Toad. He lives with his wife and kids in a 200-year-old farmhouse on several acres of land outside Portland, Maine.

See more of his work and buy prints of his photos through his gallery in the Adventure Journal store.


After getting his master’s degree in economics, Jason Murray promptly put it to work…as the photo editor of Surfer Magazine. Trading calculator for loupe, he guided the bible of the sport’s picture use for six years, then left in 2003 to pursue his personal vision of waves, ocean, and board play. He lives in San Clemente, California.

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Ryan Tatar’s vision of surfing is both retro and timeless. He shoots primarily film — anybody remember film? — with lots of cross-processing and color tweaks. But his perspective isn’t just technique: Tatar’s eye is drawn to the classic and lingers there lovingly. People figure in most of his images, but not their faces: His surfers are often silhouetted, anonymous, standing as proxy for any surfer, anywhere.

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As a National Geographic photographer, Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 75 countries while documenting some of the most conflicted cultural and political issues of the day, yet finding beauty, color, and grace in even the most difficult circumstances. Her list of awards and accolades, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, is nearly endless, and she is frequently in demand as a speaker and teacher.

See more of her work and buy prints of her photos through her gallery in the Adventure Journal store.