Scott is an American who grew up in Switzerland before returning to the US to receive a BS in Photography and Cinematography with a minor in art history from Ithaca college. During a prolific 25+ year career as a photographer and director in New York City Scott has photographed international campaigns for global brands and major magazines.
Along with his portraits of many of the best creative minds in Hollywood, the music industry and the worlds of business and government, Scott has created several fine art bodies of work including his “Scar Stories” portrait series, the highly acclaimed "Mandela Day” project (capturing the hands and faces of many of those who support Nelson Mandela's message.) and a series of portraits accompanying the film "Pop Culture" about the fatherhood experience.
Scott is also a director on a variety of projects through his production company Magenin Films. He recently directed a feature documentary "Danica: DRIVEN" that follows racing driver Danica Patrick in the lead up to her final race before retirement. The film was selected into ten film festivals, and has won several awards.
Scott lives in New York City with his wife and 2 children. He also builds guitars and is a published children’s book author.
Abbott Healthcare, Abbvie, ABC, Absolut, Acer, Adidas, Amazon, AT&T, Bank of America, Bausch & Lomb, BlackRock, Bravo TV, CBS, Champion, CW-X, Dell, Deutsche Bank, DIRECTV, Discovery Channel, Disney, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Head & Shoulders, HBO, iPayment, JetBlue, Kaplan, Mandela Day/ 46664, Marlboro Racing, Matrix Hair, Miramax, NBC, Nike, NYRR, Old Spice, Paramount+, Peacock, Penguin, Playboy, Polo RLX, Rodale Books, Sears, Starbucks, Swiss RE, Time Warner, USA Network, Simon & Schuster, Sinvin, Spike TV, SYFY, Tanqueray Gin, Target, Universal, USA Boxing, AARP, Backpacker, Entertainment Weekly, Figure, Haute Living, Hemispheres, Hers Muscle & Fitness, Golf, Golf Digest, Home, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Moving Pictures, MovieMaker, Outdoor Life, Outside, Player, Quest Diagnostics, Runners World, Ski, Skiing, Time, Time Out NY, Unlimited, Shape.
1x AI-AP International Motion Art Awards
1x APA Short Film Contest Winner
3x American Photography Awards
2x Black & White Spider Awards
4x Communication Arts Photo Annual
1x Davey Award
1x Int'l Color Awards
4x Int'l Photography Awards
1x Lens Culture Critics Pick Award
1x NYCA Cinematography Award
2x PDN Faces
3x PDN Photo Annual
1x Telly Award
All images © Scott McDermott