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On the back of my 5th grade report card my teacher, Mrs. Adams, wrote, "Scotty could spend his free time
doing something besides drawing cars - reading perhaps." So, even though I got volunteered for this new
fangled Speed Reading course, which actually enlightened me to the joys of the printed word, by the 8th grade,
I was raking in the dough by drawing Ed "Big Daddy" Roth style, monster-car artwork on friend's sweatshirts during recess with Sharpies and spray cans for $2.00 a shirt. ( I had no idea what an airbrush even was.)
Then, after graduating high school and enrolling as an art major at Orange Coast College in Orange
County, CA I happened to take a photography course as an elective and discovered that I could be just as
creative and expressive, but get to see the end results quicker which, for an impatient 19 year old with lots of
other interests like cars, girls and music, that was very appealing. So, after transferring to California State
University Fullerton where I enrolled in the Communication Arts department to study commercial photography. However, when one of my professors showed a movie called Blowup, with the actor David Hemmings tooling around London in his convertible Bentley picking up props for an upcoming photoshoot with a couple of gorgeous, half-naked models writhing around on a studio seamless...which was supposedly based upon the real life antics
of London fashion photographer David Bailey...I knew right then and there that was what I wanted to do.
So, after receiving my bachelor's degree and then assisting for a local commercial shooter for a while,
I opened a studio in Newport Beach, CA to shoot everything and anything I could. Then, after honing my
skills and learning more about shooting women and clothes, as well as working with makeup artists and
wardrobe stylists, I eventually moved to Los Angeles to try my hand at fashion, beauty and celebrity
work and, as you can see...from the small sample of work I've included below...I succeeded.
S C O T T L O C K W O O D
Meanwhile, when I wasn't shooting beautiful women I was working on personal
projects, including one of my other favorite subjects since I was a kid....cars and car
related stuff, which encompasses both my hand-tinted and hood ornament series. I've also
discovered the beauty and luminous depth of modernist style b&w as practiced by old masters
taking some time out to give myself the equivalent of a degree in art history along the way.
Now, after retiring from commercial work and relocating back to the San Francisco Bay Area
where I was raised, I've even been experimenting with a few new food still-life ideas, as well
as some serious conceptual and fine art pieces that are meant to make you think a little, not
to mention my Mid-Century Modern series. I'll continue to pursue all of this work, so please
check back from time to time. Or better yet, click <H E R E> to leave me your email address
and what work you're interested in, so I can notify you personally regarding updates.