My name is Scott Judy. I'm a native of Southern California and a resident of San
I have been telling stories visually for over thirty years in an artful manner
as a Director of Photography/Cameraman for television. I worked for stations
from Boise to the Big Apple and finally ended up back home in Los Angeles. I
worked with some of the best in the business and paid close attention to my
peers as I refined my style of shooting, learning how imagery can be seductive
and persuasive ... and how to achieve those ends. Painting with light to let us
see, yet the darkness can work at times, creating mystery and a deeper appeal.
Capturing texture that you can 'feel' with your eyes as the image takes you on
a little journey. Presenting the details that we don't see around us daily
because we're 'too busy'. All part of the creative process ... whether it be film,
video or digital.
If there is a genre in photography that is the equivalent of the 'plein air'
movement in painting, I fit right in. I've always loved working outdoors and my
cameras and I have had a fine relationship with all that surrounds us, rain or
shine. Perhaps its working under every type of condition that, over time,
tempers oneself from worry and senseless drama. My first ten years were in
shooting end editing television news where I learned judgment and
truthfulness, and for that I am very thankful. Speaking of which, growing up in
my parents' home was an absolute blast and I thank them for my innate sense
of humor. My two wonderful daughters have been, at times, my candles in the
dark, showing me purpose in the big picture.
In my mind, one virtue (for lack of a better term) that is imperative
for a photographer to have in his capacity.... a concept extremely
difficult for some to comprehend especially in the age of the internet
and 'now'.... and that is patience. If one can learn the art of being
patient while trying to capture images, a whole new world will open
with opportunities. In addition, observing and listening are key
elements in deciding how to proceed. Approaching a project or
assignment with a Zen-like curiousity and attitude will yield fresh
results. Let me add here that no, I don't wear a robe while shooting
and no, I don't refer to others as "grasshopper".
The camera is arguably one of the most important of
it is the single tool that has the ability to
and communicate messages that transcend language
like nothing else ever conceived.