CAPA presents via Zoom – Robert Scott “Abandoned Photography: Safety, Ethics and Creative Composition”
Wednesday January 20, 2021 – 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time – Free to CAPA Individual Members
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Robert Scott is an Alberta based photographer specializing in landscape, commercial and instructional workshops.
As a boy growing up on the prairies of Manitoba in the 1980’s, my friends and I would jump onto our BMX bikes and head out exploring until the orange street lights began to hum. Many of these adventures found us standing nervously at the foot of the local haunted house.
In 2006 I traded in my BMX for a big boy motorcycle. During a prairie storm along a secondary highway, I was forced to pull over and seek shelter in a near by abandoned building. Lucky for me I had my small point & shoot camera attached to my hip. While waiting out the storm, I explored the building and snapped a few pictures all the while unpacking that dusty box of childhood memories. This experience reignited his passion for exploring abandoned houses while growing up a prairie boy in Brandon, Manitoba.
He has now turned his passion for abandonment into a new venture called ‘Abandoned Photo Tours’. Clients are taken to the most picturesque abandoned homesteads on the prairies, with permission from the landowners where he instructs creative composition and night photography.
While working daily on photography projects, Robert is also Taekwon-do instructor and Canadian coach who has been teaching in Calgary since 1993 When not taking pictures and kicking, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 year old son, William.