After 22 years working in the media industry I made the decision to follow a more personal, meaningful path by officially launching Scott Farrell Photography in March of 2012. My scope of work covers everything from landscapes, nature, and rural and urban scenes to architectural, abstract, portrait and macro photography.
A marketing major from Fairleigh Dickinson University, my first cognizant introduction to the power of photography came from a high school Humanities class writing assignment about Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and the FSA. The project had a profound influence that lead to my development as a photographer.
Each time I look through the viewfinder and capture an image I can’t help but wonder how photographers Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, or Ansel Adams might have seen the frame. I also contemplate how painters Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer and J.M.W. Turner might have interpreted a particular scene with regard to texture, tone, composition and lighting. These influences are omnipresent as inspiration and fountainheads of my appreciation for the art of photography.
The Series that I have chosen to show at the Steve Lyons Gallery is called the “Dry Documentaries: Alternative Landscapes”: Initially comprised of photographs taken along the North and South shores of Long Island, the “Dry Documentaries” body of work depicts both familiar and alien landscapes while simultaneously exploring organic, abstract art forms also encountered. The landscapes, seascapes and abstract visions that make up this multi-part series are non-manipulated photographs captured as camera RAW files. Only minor contrast, color and tonal balance adjustments have been applied to the digital negatives. It is of utmost importance that my printed images are actual representations of what I framed through my viewfinder.