‘My mother, Patricia, gave me my first camera when I was nine or ten years old. I got my first roll of film to go in it five years later.’
Kieran E. Scott began his photographic career in London in the late 1980s under the tutelage of acclaimed food and travel photographer Anthony Blake. After starting out supplying Blake with photographs for his library, Scott’s work began appearing throughout the UK and Europe.
In 1992 he started working with magazines in New Zealand and Australia, including groundbreaking Australian Vogue Entertaining + Travel and New Zealand’s leading food and wine title, Cuisine.
Kieran’s strength as a photographer is his stylistic diversity and depth of knowledge. He is able to adapt quickly and quietly to what ever situation he is confronted with.
His work was soon picked up by premium magazines in the US and Europe and he started shooting pioneering documentary-style features of his own design, combining portraits, still life and landscapes, creating images full of energy and movement. Over the past twenty years he has had a regular working relationship with some of the world’s leading publishers and creatives. During this time he has been commissioned to produce photographs for more than forty books and hundreds of advertising campaigns and design projects. Recently Kieran has begun concentrating on long form documentary and book projects.Dividing his time between the USA NZ and Europe.
My approach has always been to treat all my subjects with the same visual intent - each subject speaks to me in a different way stylistically but the intent remains the same, that is, to produce honest, candid, believable images that inspire and install confidence in the viewer has always been my ambition. Whether it’s on the deck of a fishing boat of the coast of Aotearoa or in a church in Rarotonga my subjects deserve the best and most respectful version of themselves as is possible.
- Commercial Clients:
Sealord, Air NZ, Fonterra, Silverfern Farms, Cloudy Bay, Fuel Coffee, SupremeCoffee, Goodman Fielder, Heinz Watties, Alliance Group, FirstLight, Kapiti, Whitestone, Moana NZ, Bellamys, Saper Makers and Growers, Sanford Fishery, TipTop, Tourism NZ, NZ Trade and Enterprise, Menulog.
Cuisine Magazine, Vogue Entertaining And Travel, Vogue Living, US Travel and Leisure, Food and Wine, Departures, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue Russia, Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, Inside Out, Delicious Magazine, Country Style.
- Personal Projects:
200 Women: 2016/2017 Book, exhibition, website and resource, Blackwell & Ruth. Long form portrait and audio recording series. Publication October 2017 http://www.twohundredwomen.com
309: 2015 Long form documentary. The life of a prime Angus steer (Tag 309) from birth to the restaurant table.
Shelter: 2013 Portfolio. Black and white photographs and audio recordings of homeless and disadvantaged mothers and their children for The Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust to present to Government departments post Christchurch earthquake.
Fragment of Truth: 2010 Exhibition, FHE Galleries. Large scale prints kept in public (Wallace Trust) and private collections.
Inside a Fish: 2009 Limited edition portfolio and exhibition (Edition of 20). Coinciding with the launch of Chef Al Brown’s book, Go Fish. Photography by Kieran E. Scott.
Paradise: 2004 Book, Random House. Personal journal of travel in NZ.
Black Box Recorder: 2002 Prints. Reflection on my disengagement from religion and the intense religious extremism of the 2001 Twin Towers attack.
298-898: 2000 Monograph/ Portfolio. Martin Parr Workshop.
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