Monday again and time for a new introduction. I love doing these posts and I love that so many of you really enjoy them. I find each time I do them I learn something new, or something occurs to me. I found today as I was going through Scott’s images from his blog Scott’s Place…Images and Words that sometimes when you look at someone’s blog as they do each post that you don’t always get an idea of how beautiful their images really are. When you spend time actually going from one post to another, or image from image, then you start to really understand how beautiful their work really is. In that respect, I think doing something like this is wonderful, for me as well, to see a gallery of some of their beautiful and amazing images.
I found Scott’s blog from Bonnie’s blog, and the thing that I liked was his images of graffiti. He was doing a lot of images of graffiti that he was finding around where he lived. Though, I think we have to call what he photographs as street art, it is so much more than graffiti.
As I started following his work, I discovered that he did so much more and these wonderful landscape images started emerging in front of me.
I like how he can take your breath away with an image. Like all of us, he has hits and misses, but he has a lot of hits and I love the moody, moody images. I really had to stop myself as I could have spent all day looking at his images. There is a particular style of image that he does that I love the most.
He photographs winter better than most I have seen. I love winter, and winter like this is like a fairy tale to me. Those of you who know me and have followed me for a long time, know that I love images of snow. It is not something we see very often here, and if you want to see it you have to travel, so I love it when people show images like the one above.
That image, the one above, is so amazing and so outstanding. I could stare at it for hours. It is one of the best shots of winter I have seen.
It is interesting that he also does the close ups as well. You will see some in the gallery, but I wanted to show this one, I find this image so incredible. Moving water and frozen water together, that doesn’t make sense in my head. I think this is a wonderful capture, I just find this beautiful.
I asked Scott some questions and this is what he said about his work.
Your questions are so simple…and the answers so difficult…. Most of my photos, as you know, are from the out-of-doors, the mountains and canyons and the things that I find there…some of people…some of the art that people leave on buildings and walls….but why are they what they are? I don’t know…thinking out loud here, or on this page anyway, I think I started taking photos of the outdoors because I wanted proof of what I was seeing, what had filled my life for as long as it did, or might have. Because of the circumstances of my life and moving here to the Salt Lake area, I wasn’t sure that I’d be staying for very long and I wanted to capture as much of it as I could. On my “About” page, you can read that I used to live in a large metropolitan area that was smack-dab in the middle of the desert….in my childhood, though, and in earlier parts of my adult life, I lived near forests and mountains…and I sought refuge there, it was a place to get away from life. And after having lived in that desert for more than 20 years, I’m back here in the mountains and am loving it…and still want to be out in it as much as I can…to capture bits of it that I can make mine……and now share them with you and our other blogging friends who come from different parts of the world and have never seen places like this for themselves……
Maybe it’s a celebration of life and the beauty of nature that I’m looking for…after having worked with the health department and police department for so many years, after seeing so much of the not-so-wonderful part of life, I want to grab on to some of the beautiful….. That’s inspiring, the beauty of nature…the peace of being out there in the middle of it all…away from the crush of humanity and all of its trappings.
I couldn’t say that there’s anything special about the way I work…don’t know how I could, really. I make most of my photos while out hiking…others while taking lunch-time walks through the city or on Saturday explorations of the city…I have a very simple point-and-shoot camera and know a minimum about photography…but I do try to make images that I think are pretty…balanced sometimes, intentionally composed sometimes….
I am going to finish today’s post with a gallery, but first I want to thank Scott for allowing me to do this post on his images, and I would encourage you all to go and take a long, long look at his blog, Scott’s Place…Images and Words.