Canadian shooter Scott Serfas has been producing epic photos of snow, skate and surf for 20 years. Last winter he bagged a slot in the prestigious Pro Photographer Showdown at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, and this is his story.

He's also responsible for one of our personal favorite shred shots of recent years, which is in this. What is it? This AK shot of John Jackson dropping in to insanity. The riding, the spot, the composition, the light, the LIGHT! Epic.