Why do I love photography so much, you ask? The outcome of my efforts – seeing large printed images on my own walls – is certainly reward enough. But I believe it has more to do with the physical act of making the images.

Some of my photographs are taken quickly before moments pass, but the vast majority are the result of a slow, methodical process. In this world of mobile devices, dopamine-releasing social media posts, instant gratification and sound bites, the process of planning, preparing and creating a photograph that is intended to be enjoyed for a long time is very grounding. The world slows down. The practice creates a space where I can focus and exist, free of all the noise. It is a wonderful form of meditation.

I make most of my images in Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marin has many reputations, but the one I hear cited least often, and yet is most deserved, is its wealth of national, state and regional parks and preserves that are some of the finest in the world. I am very fortunate to have spent time in a few of the world’s great natural locations: New Zealand, coastal British Columbia, the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. Marin rivals the best of what I have traveled far to experience elsewhere, and it is right here in our backyard. I aim to share some of this natural beauty with others who don’t get to spend as much time here.

Thank you very much for your interest and your time.

— Scott 

P.S. I also enjoy the photographic and creative challenge of making colorful, fun and vibrant environmental portraits. Contact me if you would like to explore working together on a portrait that tells your story.  

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