Marg Scott – Image Maker

Marg Scott took Journalism/Photojournalist at S.A.I.T. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As technology rapidly changed she took an early interest in the changed world of photography. With computerization, digital software and technology for editing, manipulation, restoration work —she jumped into the changed world of enhanced photography. She is now an image maker who lives in Chase, British Columbia—a village, which lies at the mouth of Little Shuswap Lake in the midst of the Rocky Mountains —halfway between Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

She wishes to capture the rare moment, an age, tenderness for a pet, a familial feeling, a meaning, a hockey game, or history. She uses the camera to capture that story. While her photo-journalistic roots remain strong, she purposefully crosses borders. “There’s visual reality and mind’s-eye work. I prefer to use what suits my subject”.

She may take a story farther: enhance the subject; editorialize an event, with colour and in a bigger-than-life manner. From her photographic works, she produces prints, storybooks, fine art portraiture, sportraiture, and unique paintings. (Marg earned the blue ribbon for Photo Art excellence at Shuswap Festival of the Arts, a juried gallery competition.)

She contends, “Wherever people are, there is a story”. Her subjects are usually people, but she will go out of her way for pets, salmon runs, and rodeos. She likes to capture a subject in the midst of movement. Marg may be boring, but her images are not.

Although she embraces the stimulation and energy of the web, she prefers the print. “Still photography is more important than ever. Daily, I wade neck-deep in noise. There’s an ongoing stream of information, stimulation, distraction….I’m afraid if I turn it off, I’ll miss something. The still photo, like silence, allows me time to think back. It helps me to remember what is important.”

Welcome to her site.