Once again, with the assistance of my friends Licheng and Andy, late last week Issue #10 of my SCOTT eNewsletter rolled off our virtual press and landed in thousands of inboxes around the world.
Headlining this edition was photography I captured for Nikon Asia of American folk and roots musician, Ben Taylor (son of famous musicians James Taylor and Carly Simon), on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Together with my creative partners, Mike Rogers and Meghan Shea, we spent three remarkable days with Ben at his home, visiting his studio where he shared with us the sources of his creative inspiration and his songwriting process. In addition to this imagery is a behind-the-scenes video that Mike made to compliment the Nikon campaign.
I also chose to share a daily photographic journal that Meghan and I created when we spent a week documenting our friend, Sam McGoun, as he swam, cycled and ran more than 670km across Cambodia to raise awareness of, and help to fight against, human trafficking. As the documentary photograph- and film-making team tasked with chronicling Sam’s odyssey, we did our best to keep pace with him as he dove into snake-filled lakes, crossed muddy rivers, ran through small villages and pedaled
across the countryside of rural Cambodia on his way to raising more than USD$30,000 for charity. Together with Mike, we also created a short making-of video of our Cambodian adventure.
Finally, I included a collection of personal iPhoneography I made while on holiday in Canada with my young nieces this past summer. This work is both a visual diary of the times we shared and an observation on the ephemerality of childhood, rendered how I chose to witness our moments together -- inquisitively, spontaneously and lovingly -- through the tiny lens of my iPhone camera.
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The previous nine issues of my SCOTT eNewsletter -- showcasing a variety of my travel, portrait, fashion, lifestyle and advertising photography over the past two years -- remain online and you can peruse them here.