Per­fect Day

Surfer - - Contents - Nova Sco­tia, Canada

It might seem like surf pho­tog­ra­phers have the most en­vi­able job in the world. But when the waves are pump­ing, they’re of­ten faced with a kind of So­phie’s Choice: do they pad­dle out with their friends and pos­si­bly miss a great shot, or do they sac­ri­fice a few good waves for the sake of their work? “I orig­i­nally went out there for a surf trip of my own,” says pho­tog­ra­pher Mark Mcinnis of his jour­ney to Nova Sco­tia. “I had been surf starved for months and just needed some waves. Be­fore I left, I told Noah Co­hen, Nico Manos and Pete Devries [pic­tured here], ‘Hey, I’ll shoot a lit­tle bit, but I’m com­ing to surf.’ But when you have light like this, waves like this and three pro­fes­sional surfers in the water, I guess it’s just in my na­ture to get busy work­ing.”

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