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Scott Serfas

Scott Serfas

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"Scott Serfas was born in the suburbs of Vancouver where nothing separated him from the North Pole but a stained wooden fence and crushed rock. At age sixteen, he was abducted from high school by an unsuspecting church organization and forced to ski moguls and perform daffy’s off lemmings leap under the 7th heaven chairlift–the original stimulus for Scott’s interest in air time photography.

Overwhelmed by the vast terrain and deep powder of the two mega resorts, Scott escaped the grip of skiing church group and acquired his first real snowboard. Later that year he moved into a friends VW van that they would park nightly underground, below the conference center, where they would steal power from the last stall of the third floor to heat the ’73 Westfalia. He subsisted on leftover food from the Rendezvous restaurant a top Blackcomb Mountain and wore clothing left in the lost and found. During the early 1990′s he acquired his first Canon camera when a drunk French-Canadian freestyle skier, being pursued by the RCMP, stashed it along with twenty rolls of unexposed Fuji Provia and a half bottle of Rye Whiskey in stall number three of the Garfinkle's washroom. Scott’s destiny was sealed. After exposing all the film shooting up-and-coming professional snowboarders (Devun Walsh, Kevin Sansalone and Rob Dow) on Whistler Mountain, he mustered enough courage to submit the color slides to Concrete Powder Magazine.

From his first photo published in Concrete Powder his fame grew. He made a fortune and spent it on bottles of Royal Reserve whiskey for the Chesterfield House parties and Jager shots for friends at Tommy Africa’s. In 1998, the worlds largest and most prestigious snowboard magazine, Transworld SNOWboarding, recruited him as a senior photographer. Now, 17 years later, Scott still works for TWS as one of only three seniors, he has had thousands of photos published worldwide and more than 80 covers to his name."

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