From professional athletes to Michelin-rated chefs to musicians, Enthusio.com curates lists of the world’s best and most influential individuals. In a field with the likes of Chris Burkhard, Jimmy Chin and Lukasz Warzecha, Scott is nominated for “World’s Best Adventure Photographer.”
A renowned purveyor of the best snow, skate, and surf gear in the action sports community; evo in Seattle is also a strong supporter of the art and culture within it. In this candid interview, Scott discusses his preferred equipment and approaches to being a professional photographer; and how he recharges and finds inspiration when not behind the lens.
Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery hosts a juried exhibition each month, both online and at their space in the heart of the city’s up-and-coming Eastside neighborhood. In April of 2014 they selected Scott’s “Climbers on the Coleman Glacier” for their “Greyscale” collection. He shared the honor with renowned photographers from all over the world.
A trendsetter and thought leader in all things pop-culture, Paste Magazine included Scott in their “30 Instagram Photographers to Follow Now.” They applauded him for innovative action sports shots and a recent photo expedition to raise money for relief from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines.
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale; creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. From Scott: “While pioneering and documenting a first descent on a peak in the Snoqualmie Pass backcountry of Washington State, I looked down our intended route and found my ski partner’s tips perched precariously, and photogenically on the literal edge. I fitted my wide angle lens to capture the breadth of the forested environment below, snapped a few shots and watched as my partner commenced to flash the line and fly out safely on the valley floor. My turn…”
An in-depth interview, Fotoflock poses some thoughtful questions to Scott and he muses on topics like experience versus formal education in photography and how he mitigates risk when traveling through perilous terrain in order to get a shot.
Craft and Vision’s manifesto includes being “dedicated to serving an international community of photographers all running headlong into new ways of seeing the world and expressing that vision to others.” They profiled Scott for the Winter 2014 issue of their quarterly print and digital publication.
Southern California Public Radio’s Take Two catchs up with Scott to discuss how he happened into the once-in-a-lifetime good fortune of photographically catching a falling star: in actuality an exploding meteor. “The resulting image is a stroke of good luck that, as a photographer, you dream of, but never expect to actually have happen.”
In addition to their “100 Most Astonishing Shots of 2013,” Gizmodo asks of Scott’s exploding meteor photograph “what are the odds of capturing a moment this rare?” He responds: “It’s a non-chance. There is no way to plan for something like this. No way to even hope for it.” Scott gives a detailed account of the moments leading up to the photo, and his reaction when he realized he had it.
Since 1855, London’s The Daily Telegraph has published some of the most captivating and compelling photography on earth. Scott was honored to have them include his exploding meteor image in their “World News Pictures of the Year 2013.”