About Me and My Work

Christophe PerezI am a freelance writer and photographer published in French and English. My first book, Surf, Skate & Snow: Contre-cultures, was published in November 2013 by French publisher Editions Courtes et Longues and was awarded the 2014 Sportel Book Prize, rewarding the best illustrated sport books of the year. Surf, Skate & Snow: Contre-cultures is an illustrated history of board sports and their culture from the 1950s to today. It recounts how surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding have fostered counter-cultures whose influence encompasses popular culture, visual arts, photography, film, music and fashion.

I am also the co-author of the last four editions of Cartoville Boston, a French travel guide to Boston published by Gallimard Loisirs.

Since the late 1990s, I have contributed to publications on both sides of the Atlantic and have covered diverse topics ranging from visual arts and culture to travel and outdoor destinations. My articles have appeared in French art magazines Beaux-arts, L’Oeil and Le Journal des Arts, French food magazine Gault & Millau, as well as a National Geographic book on my native region of Aquitaine and in fly-fishing destination magazine Eastern Fly Fishing.