Today we’d like to introduce you to Scott Gallant.
Scott , please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I remember the first time I developed a roll of film when I was 13 and completely fell in love with photography. I mostly shot photos for fun until a few years ago when my wife, a professional photographer, asked if I would like to start shooting more with her. Working with her has deepened my love for photography. I learned so much from my wife’s skills and passion for photography and that was a catalyst for me to shoot more stuff for myself outside of her business.
I love to shoot photos for creatives, for people who are doing and making great things. I love to document and tell their stories through my photography. I also love shooting surf culture. As a new surfer myself, I find the allure of the ocean and the history of surfing a large source of inspiration right now and photography is part of the way I am exploring this new part of my life.
I don’t consider my photography as a way to make a living. I value it as a creative outlet. As an art. I take on projects and work with people that inspire me. I like to keep it as simple as possible.
Has it been a smooth road?
As I try my best to keep my photography as simple as possible and have not been working to build a career out of it, there have not been many obstacles. When work comes my way, I go for it. But if it doesn’t I am not worried as I am not counting on it to make my living. I guess I am lucky that way. That being said, I would love to carve out a name for myself in this very saturated world photography. Seems like everyone is a photographer these days. I fight against comparing my work to others that might be cooler or more creative but I try to remember that I love doing it and that’s the most important. I want to do the work for me and not for any other approval or acceptance and most of all to trust myself and my eye.
Tell us about your childhood, what were you like growing up?
I was a pretty outgoing kid. I was into sports and drawing until I was about 12 and traded the sports for skateboarding. I spent the whole summer skating around town with all of my friends. Then at night I would stay up half the night drawing and making art.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to keep pushing myself creatively. I just spent the year adjusting to LA life and now I am ready to start working hard to create great images.
- Website: scottmitchellgallant.tumblr.com
- Phone: 213-352-8964
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: scottgallant