SCOTTY ARNOLD PHOTO PROFILE

SCOTTY ARNOLD PHOTO PROFILE
words / jon francis

For over a decade in the early 2000s and what are fondly thought of as “the Glory Days” of snowboarding, Scotty Arnold was one of the main faces on the forefront of the snowboard evolution. Scotty represented fresh talent on the scene hailing from the East Coast, and he became recognized during the golden era of MackDawg Productions and Robot Foods, the Grenade movies and all the way to the current insta-BOOM and digital disaster that’s going on today. Throughout those years Scotty was in front of the lens stacking video parts and also being featured on the pages of all the major snowboard publications. He was signing contracts with major sponsors and nearly singlehandedly helped turn the ski company Salomon into a well-known and respected snowboard brand.

But lately, as the pages have turned to swipes and the 2000s have nearly become the 2020s in the blink of an eye, Scotty has found himself more connected behind the lens rather than in front of it, and his photos are now publicized next to the photographers that were once shooting photos of him. Not only has Scotty helped shape the game of snowboarding, but he has also been shooting really good photos with exciting top talent, and that is why we asked him to send a few of his favorite photos and memories so we could give him his own photo profile.