Title: Content Director, Nick Hamilton
What do you do at TransWorld SNOWboarding?
I head up the editorial side of TransWorld SNOWboarding. All the content coming out including the magazine, website, videos, etc.
How long have you been at TransWorld SNOWboarding?
This is my 12th year working at TransWorld, and I was a photo contributor for another 6 years before I started working in house.
Where are you from?
I’m half English and half Finnish, half American, but have lived all over. I grew up outside of Boston, riding Waterville Valley every weekend while I lived on the East Coast. After living on the East Coast (Boston and Washington DC) for 6 year, I finished high school in London (UK). From there I moved straight out to France and spent 6 seasons snowboarding and shooting photos in the Alps before moving to California to work at TransWorld full time.
How did you get into Photography?
When I was younger a couple of my close friends starting getting really good and sponsored. I picked up an old hand me down camera and just started shooting.
How long have you been snowboarding for?
I started in 1991, that’s when I got my first real board with bindings.
Where is your home mountain?
Bear Mountain is our local here in San Diego, best park in the World. Mammoth when the snow is good, longer drive but great mountain.
What's your favorite snowboard video and why?
The Hard The Hungry The Homeless is probably my most watched video to date.
Who are your inspirations in snowboarding?
Jeremy Jones and his split board movie Trilogy, and efforts with POW (Protect Our Winters). Also Danny Davis, incredible style both on a snowboard as well as his approach with what is going on in snowboarding.
Your Top 10 most influential snowboarders?
Being half Finnish I was heavily influenced by the Scandinavian scene coming up. Terje, Johan, Ingemar, Sebu, Aleksi, Jussi, Makinen, Malmi, Nicolas, Gigi, Lynn, Line, Richards, Davis, Rice, Louif, Bode, Kimura, Mark, Stale, Sage, Blauvelt, Eric and John Jackson, my list could go on for days.
What are some of the other things you like to do?
Snowboarding, photography, golf. Traveling is probably my favorite thing to do, visiting new places, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures.
What's your favorite piece of snowboard technology from the last decade?
For me comfortable boots and good visibility lenses are important for a solid day riding. The speed lacing in boots, and all the new quick change goggles are great.
Which video part from last season are you most stoked on?
Jake Blauvelt & E-Jack’s Naturally parts, and GoBoardin Full Movie.
What's your favorite part about working for TransWorld?
Working with, and meeting great people excited about snowboarding.
WhiteLines mag crew Chod, Ed, Matt, and Chris. All the riders I got to shoot with over the years Eric Kovall, Jarkko Kauranen, Anssi Lehtomaki, and all my friends I rode with along the way making this snowboarding journey so fun.