Portraits of Melbourne: Wedding & Portrait Photography Melbourne
Hi I’m Clarke Scott a Melbourne based fine-art & documentary wedding & portrait photographer. I love to draw on my years of philosophical education and contemplative practise to tell stories of connection.
What does that mean? Well, I’m trying to capture the essence of how we are. Not who we are but, how we are. Be it a fleeting moment during a wedding, or a highly stylised contemporary portrait shoot, in all my work, and indeed my own life, the search is always for what it means to be. I believe this manifests in those raw and rare moments of vulnerability where we see through the mask we present to the world and into the essence of being. This is what I am searching for. I cannot explain it, really. At least not with words. It is something I feel. And I see it when I feel it.
The history of cinema and cinematography has played a large influence on my photography work. Images should invoke a feel and have an intention that functions as part of an overall story. The Hong Kong based director Wong Kar Wai is a personal favourite of mine in that regard. His use of images to tell a visual narrative is striking! They are beautifully soft and romantic but with a realness that cuts deep.
If you have not had the chance to see any of his movies I’d suggest In The Mood For Love and 2046 for starters. They are both beautifully directed. The cinematography is utterly amazing. And there is a melancholy about them that is so beautiful it makes me want to watch them over and over again.
You can read reviews about my wedding photography here.
As well as my photography work, I have also works in commercials, branded video content, film and TV, and several feature length film projects in development — including my debut feature length film, A Thousand Moments Later. You can see of my film work and musing on love, life, and work at ClarkeScott.org
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