Chris Istace

Through powerful imagery and inspiring storytelling, Chris "Stasher" Istace reaches a targeted online audience and achieves strong engagement. Chris has built a loyal online following with his original, authentic content. His outdoor photography resonates powerfully with active millennials and other key demographics.

As a freelance writer and photographer I am always excited for the opportunity to work with new brands, publications, agencies and destination marketers.

One of my specialties is working with destination marketing groups. Equipped with a toolset of photography, trip reports and social media influencer campaigns I have helped several organizations reach a larger audience. My deliverables have ranged from FAM trips for asset creation, high quality images, written reviews, local expert location guide and original content published on my website.

As an outdoor enthusiast, I participate in many activities from hiking, climbing, mountain biking and backpacking. Through these activities, I have been able to partner with companies to provide thorough gear reviews and brand exposure. Focus on gear reviews is given to high-ranking Google search results to achieve best results and exposure of your product.

Experience in researching and creating original content for print and publication. Effective storytelling and ability to deliver together with my photography skills provides an edge as a freelance magazine contributor.

Photography, trip reports, tourism activities, product or attraction reviews and pretty much anything else that we can dream up together. I look forward to working with you – Chris

Please feel free to download my 2018 Media Kit by clicking HERE

I've had the pleasure of working with Chris on a number of projects, including blogging, photography & as a social media influencer. He is professional, approachable and trustworthy, and I would recommend his services to anyone. Also, he's a real gem of a guy!

Megan Beauregard

Chris brings an incredibly valuable set of skills including adventure photography, a wealth of outdoor exploration experience, and an excellent travel writing ability. He’s extremely reliable and willing to take the time to fully understand our campaign goals when producing content.

Rochelle RobertsTourism Marketing, Black Ball Ferry Line

Chris was amazing to work with, from initial communications to the final product. His passion for life and storytelling shows throughout his work.

Jenn DykstraFounder/Publisher, CV Collective Magazine

Not only is Chris a positive and energetic team player, his passion for the environment and our community comes through loud and clear in his beautiful photographic work.

Caroll Taiji Director of Strategy, Taiji Brand Group

We had Chris take a Nemo tent we wanted to feature on one of his backcountry excursions. We appreciated his intuitive knowledge of gear and how the features relate to an actual user. His accompanying photos matched what he wrote about and really helped tell the story. Thanks Chris!

Todd AvisonValhalla Pure Outfitters

Chris was a pleasure to collaborate with. His easy-going nature and willingness to immerse himself in the experience, allows him to produce content and imagery that spoke to the area and delivered on our goals. From initial contact to final product and reporting, he was on top of it and always quick to respond. He underpromised and overdelivered.

Carly Pereboom Destination Campbell River

Working with Chris has been a pleasure. His passion and knowledge for the outdoors and technical gear shines in his reviews and provides readers and shoppers with exceptional input that will enhance their outdoor experiences.

Kelsey BeggAltitude Sports

Past and Current Clients

Tourism Tofino
Top Tofino Road Trip Stops
Tourism Campbell River
Discover Campbell River
Altitude Sports (Various Gear Reviews)
Mountain Hardwear Ozonic Pack
The Outbound
Chris Istace Adventures
We Are Wildness
Build a Foundation to Rewild Your Life
TenTree Blog
Nature Starts at Home by Chris Istace
CV Collective Magazine
Get Outta Town: Chemainus
CV Collective Magazine
Get Outta Town - Nanaimo
Pacific Northwest Co
In Search of an Island Peak
Canadian MTB Magazine
Tapping into the flow in North Cowichan
Live Out There
5 Simple Essentials for Backpacking Bliss
BC Transit
Explore BC By Bus Campaign
Mill Bay Marine Group
Port Browning New Website Images
Tourism Nanaimo
A Nanaimo Adventure : Sunrise to Sunset
Tourism Cowichan
Favourite Hikes in the Cowichan Valley
Festival Seekers
Set Sail for Vancouver Islands Pacific Rim Whale Festival

If you’re interested in working with me please use the form below to get in touch

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