My Journey

My professional path began the day I graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree.

I had been a student in the Radio, Television and Film School on the Broad Street campus in Philadelphia. During my last semester in 1976 I had taken a photography class. For my final project I chose to take a photo of a concert at the Spectrum, get it published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and write about the experience. I accomplished that goal.

This was to be one of the most important days of my life.

I then received a call from A & M Records, the label that handled the artist who was in the newspaper> I was asked if I had any more images of the performance. Of course I did and we struck a deal. I became A & M's local photographer.

Now picture this: I went to the building where A & M's local offices were. I walked through the main entrance and every door inside featured a sign with a different record company logo.

As I knocked on A & M's door with a stack of black and white 8X10's under my arm, someone from another label opened their door and ask me to come see them when I was done at A & M. Every time I went to that building the same thing would happen with a different record company. Every label in that building took me on as their Philadelphia photographer.
Jackpot! I hit the lottery!
​JACKPOT! I HIT THE LOTTERY!

Two years later I became affiliated with Retna, a small photo agency based in New York and London. They loved the fact that I had taken posed photos of John Lennon. I was Retna's fifth photographer. Now closed, at one point Retna had more than 5,000 photographers.  My new agency is MediaPunch, owned by a dear friend.

Over the years I have worked for many clients and have been published in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers and web sites. I have had photo shows in New York and Philadelphia and examples of my work are featured in a rock-art show that travels throughout the country. I have been the staff photographer for weekly entertainment papers.

Earlier in my career I chose to move beyond music photography, and the public relations side of my journey was born. I have served many clients for more than 25 years. ​
Other highlights of my career have included a weekly two-page spread of celebrity photos in The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday magazine section, “Inklings,” which appeared for nearly four years. I had a six- year relationship as the staff photographer for Philadelphia Style magazine; and I was the staff photographer for the Live 8 concert.

I am now beginning another phase of my journey: family keepsake photography. I will come to your home, gathering, or celebration and capture life- long images of your loved ones that you will cherish.


Feel free to browse through my web site and see the many aspects of my ongoing career.


Thanks for looking,


 

Scott