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|Scott Stewart is a freelance photographer based in Rochester, NY. |
When asked what inspired him to pick up a camera and start taking photos. Scott says there wasn't one specific image that made me say "Hey, I want to do that!". It wasn't one specific photographer that made me look at this as an artform. It's a correlation of a few individual photographers and their bodies of work. Glen E. Friedman's shots of culturally influential punk bands and hip-hop artists in the 80s, and Herman Leonard's stunning black & whites of the jazz greats, from the 40's & 50's. It's brilliant the way Herman Leonard used existing natural light to help create some of his later work. I try and implement that approach when shooting, I feel it leads to a more relaxed environment for the subject. I'm also comfortable shooting in a studio if the situation calls for it.
Shoot for the right reasons. The wrong reasons include: to impress, to manipulate and to create self-esteem where there is none. The right reasons include: to discover your higher self and to celebrate life.
"You don't take a photograph; a photograph takes you"
Decon Records, URB, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Downbeat, Jazztimes, Modern Drummer, Metal Edge, Verbicide Magazine, Remix, SideOneDummy Records, Victory Records, Pie Magazine, Elektra, Hollywood Records, Artemis Records, Max Jazz, VIBE, Royal Family Records, Straight No Chaser, Low Rider, Okayplayer, Century Media, Planet Loud, BPM, OVUM Recordings. Mass Appeal Magazine, Bodog MUSIC, SKOPE Magazine, Universal Music, Rock Sound, Ubiquity Records, Metal Hammer, Filter