Surfing on Mars

By |May 25th, 2017|

Surfing in Alaska has an other-worldly feel to it — as if the surfer happened upon another realm or planet. The beach is met by hills, mountains, and glaciers that add to the sense of surrealism.

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An Authentically Alaskan Company

By |May 22nd, 2017|

When Scott works with a company to photograph their products, the approach he takes is shaped by the company’s story and message. Telling the story of a brand is different for each project Scott takes on. For NOMAR — a Homer, Alaska-based luggage, clothing, fishery gear, and custom upholstery and boat cover company — their story is one that Scott lives out in his own life.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Scott. He’s very easy to work with, said Jen Hakala of NOMAR. “The quality, the artistic eye that he has, it’s incredible. Our focus for too long has been our little Homer niche and our Alaska niche and, for going world-wide, he has that vision and can tell a story better than we were doing.”

NOMAR initially approached Scott to take photos for their new website because they knew that he understood their story: rugged Alaska living that embraced life in any weather, at any time of the year. Scott’s experience, such as surfing in Alaska before the snow has melted and as captain of the M/V Milo, coincides with the lifestyles and people NOMAR makes their products for.

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The Trifecta: When Dickerson Stills & Motion, Surf Alaska and Ocean Swell Ventures Unite

By |May 18th, 2017|

When Scott photographs surfing and other water-sport adventures, he is most likely working in tandem with one or two other companies — Surf Alaska and Ocean Swell Ventures. Often clients looking to produce media about surfing in Alaska find Surf Alaska, the authority on hanging ten in the great white north, first and contact Scott about his photography and filming services from there. Since boats are the best way to get to quality waves in Alaska, the client then finds themselves aboard Ocean Swell Venture’s boat, the Milo.

Regardless of how it exactly happens, these three companies have overlapped and intermingled to create opportunities for companies like Rip Curl, Patagonia, Red Bull, and Naish to showcase their brandsalongside the striking scenery of Alaska. Scott’s knowledge of surfing in […]

Bringing a Brand to Life: Winterlake Lodge

By |May 16th, 2017|

When a company hires Scott to produce photos for them, his job is more than taking professional-quality images with his camera. Just as a writer has a specific voice, a company’s brand has a certain feel — an aesthetic — that can be visually communicated by a discerning photographer.

Scott’s photos on his recent trip to Winterlake Lodge, as part of a long-term marketing photography project for Within the Wild Adventure Company, show his ability to understand and communicate a brand.

“Within the Wild’s business model is about bringing their guests into the Alaskan wilderness and giving them an intimate view of this wilderness environment. The guests get the feeling of support as the lodge meets their needs, but the lodge doesn’t completely take away the edge of nature. That’s what people […]

From First to Last Light: Capturing Adventure at Winterlake Lodge

By |May 11th, 2017|

Scott arrived at Winterlake Lodge in southcentral Alaska in late March with three days to capture its essence — outdoor excursions, indoor relaxation, award-winning food and breathtaking scenery. In short, there was much to shoot and no time to waste.

Within the Wild, a family-owned company that runs Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge, hired Scott to refresh their marketing photography. The photos produced will be featured on their website, brochures, social media and anywhere else the company utilizes photography. The trip to Winterlake is the first of a few trips that Scott will take as he captures the different aspects of lodge life throughout the seasons. […]