Cold Comfort

Surf Photography from Canada's West Coast

By (photographer): Marcus Paladino
ISBN 9781771603997
Hardcover | Publication Date: May 25, 2021
Book Dimensions: 9.5 in. x 8.5 in.
320 Pages

About the Book

Marcus Paladino’s unique and stunning portfolio contains some of the photography world’s most compelling surfing images.

Surfing is why Marcus Paladino moved to Tofino. It’s an integral part of his lifestyle and contributes to his livelihood. 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 when surfing the cold waters off Canada’s West Coast.

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. With a keen eye for the unique and the almost forgotten, Cold Comfort is an amazing collection of imagery that skilfully communicates the photographer’s deep love and respect for this western Canadian coastal landscape.

About the Author(s)

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 Tofino for a summer and hasn’t looked back. 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 & Company, Reef, Yeti, O’Neill, 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.