Marcus Paladino is a professional photographer specializing in cold-water surfing on the West Coast of Canada. He grew up on Vancouver Island, where he went on to receive a diploma in photography in 2010. Shortly after, he moved to the rural community of Tofino for a summer and hasn’t looked back. Surfing is why he wakes up in the morning, it’s an integral part of his lifestyle and livelihood. Dedicated to capturing high-performance surfing at its best and finding split-second action and beauty in lost moments of time combine to help craft a portfolio of energetic and meditative photography like few others. Bumpy boat rides, long drives, getting skunked, scoring good waves, chattering teeth, numb feet, blacking out, drowning cameras, mental frustration, and chasing serotonin are all part of the game. Marcus’s work has been featured in various publications around the world, including SURFER, Surfing Magazine, The Surfer’s Journal, Explore Magazine, Tracks, and Carve. He has also worked with clients internationally, including Hurley, Monster Energy, Red Bull, Hydro Flask, Clif Bar, Reef, Yeti, RVCA, and Vans. His dedication to showcasing high-performance surfing that continues to be pushed north of the 49th parallel, along with his distinctively artistic approach, has made Marcus one of the most desired water photographers to work with in Canada.