Friday afternoon, before he has to take off for work, Mathew Scott took a moment away from watching his new born daughter to set us straight on what his photography is all about. We’re at his new apartment where he’s working on editing and uploading some photos from a shoot with Hiero Jeans for XXL magazine.
October 5th, 2007
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Moments Of Truth ~ Please describe your primary creative endeavors?
Mathew Scott ~ (exhaling a stream of smoke) Take photos.
MOT ~ Has this changed over time?
MS ~ Well, I started out painting graffiti, and got into photography during high school.
MOT ~ Why do you prefer photography versus other mediums?
(He prepares to answer as the roar of jet planes booms through the sky. It’s ‘fleet week’ in San Francisco and those oh so patriotic fly-boys the ‘Blue Angels’ are practicing their routine.)
It’s kind of hard to conversate with the Blue Angels causing all this racquet.
MS ~ I hate these airplanes! Umm, what was the question?
Oh yeah, I like what’s real; take things that are out there and through the eye of my camera, even though it’s real I can still project what I want people to think what’s going on; it could be false or true. Everything interests me, I’ve tried a lot of mediums. That’s the whole point of being here. I chose this photo thing, that’s my path but I’m always going to have other things going on, maybe they’d be called hobbies; other creative outlets.
MOT ~ Where did you grow up?
MS ~ Portland, Oregon.
MOT ~ Do you have a memory when it struck you to get into photography?
MS ~ Well, when I knew I didn’t want to work for someone and knew I would do something for myself; and I knew it would be art related. After that, I mean I’ve always been taking pictures, and I just decided to look more into that Continue reading