Profile: Fast Times magazine

Fast Times magazine profile Rhianon Bader

I recently returned from a six-month sabbatical of sorts which I'd spent traveling around South America on a motorcycle. Before leaving, Fast Times motorcycle magazine did a little profile about me.  It's not really so much about my work, more about what I do for fun, but I thought I'd share it since it's something …

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Book project: “Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan”

Between 2010 and 2012 I managed production on a book profiling the first five years of the Skateistan non-profit organization's work, entitled "Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan." The result is a self-published, 320-page book highlighting the inspiring individuals behind the project, including staff, volunteers, and, of course, the kids. Showcasing hundreds of striking photos …

Cut ‘n’ paste on a rainy winter night.

idlewood zines

IDLEWOOD 'zine is done! some of the raddest ladies in Vancouver recently got together and made the 'zine they'd been talking about making for about two years. There's not much writing in there, except Natalie's comprehensive history of female skateboarders, but there's loads of photos and little snippets from the likes of Alana Patterson over …

Getting webby… and writing a lot!

I've been letting this slip because I've been busy, busy, busy. I'm currently doing a one-year contract with local non-profit The Community Access Program (CAP). It gives funding for public computers/internet access to other non-profits around the Lower Mainland, such as centres for women, seniors and youth, and well as libraries and education centres. I've created …

“I was the bastard child, the weirdo…”

Selector Magazine is a brand new large-format, Vancouver-based, and internationally-focused publication to be put out periodically (once or twice a year) by some of the people involved with the Lifetime Collective. The first issue came out in early 2009 and has work from John Copeland, Radio Silence, Michael Jager, Vincent Skoglund, Jody Rogac, Taro Hirano …

“I guess you have to be older, bitter and barely skate to get some love.”

For the last several years I've worked at Color Magazine as a copy editor and regular contributor to this skateboard culture publication out of Vancouver. The issues are concept-oriented and include fashion, music and art along with all the skateboarding stuff. There isn't really any other predominantly skateboard-oriented magazine out there that has such an …