About Pat Scanlon - Photographer - Seattle
“The details are not the details.THEY MAKE THE DESIGN.” ― CHARLES EAMES
[pat scanlon - Photographer]
Over the years, I have been fortunate to have had my work appreciated, collected, and commissioned by clients and organizations like Sports Illustrated, QANTAS, and NIKE. In addition to having multiple solo exhibitions and international awards.
However, I always struggled to balance my creative and analytical sides.
The older I got, the more I learned to harness both aspects of my left brain (logical, analytical, objective) and my right brain (creative, intuitive, instinctual).
This balance has helped me understand more about the intersection of composition & color (or the absence of it), and the most important lesson of all — a greater understanding of every subject I shoot.
I strive to simplify and express this confluence of context, details, and composition in my work.
A partial listing of worldwide clients and accomplishments: NIKE, American Express, QANTAS, Indian Motorcycle Riders Groups, Sports illustrated (assignments, Summer Olympics, producer 1985 Swimsuit Issue), Shangri La Hotels (Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Fiji), Southern Pacific Hotel Group, AUSPOST Christmas Stamps, Dir of Still Photography "The Grand Adventure Expedition" (First 2 women to open canoe the Grand Canyon).
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.
…of course, there are other benefits to traveling!
As a die-hard Indian Motorcycle owner... I've been fortunate to ride some of the most spectacular roads in the US and other countries while on assignment — as well as just for fun!
I've been a working photographer for almost 50 years now. For the first 17 it was a job that I was good at it. I took 5 years off in the. middle and was fortunate to discover photography as a passion. I've pursued it that way ever since.
I started off understanding the sensibilities and limitations of film. Transitioning early on to digital in the 1990's I have leveraged its flexibility and my legacy of composition, color, and context to tell visual stories ever since.
Fuji Films Professional Photography Award | 1995 AusPost Christmas Stamps | 3 ACMP - Collections Awards | 2 Gold - Tourist Austria Adv. Grand Prix | Collection: Australian Natl Museum | Solo Exhibitions (x5) |...more