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Occasional images and a few musings from Scott Edwards

Hope on Film

Bill Clinton's grandparents bedroom

Film is just so different – the tones, the transitions from light to shadow, the grain.  In January, I was driving through Hope, Arkansas, and decided why not?  I stopped at the house President Bill Clinton called home during the first four years of his life, where he lived with his grandparents, not his mother […]

Light and Dreams

Light is such a huge contributor to a successful shoot… well, light and attitude. You can have great light but if the attitude isn’t there, either on the part of the subject or photographer, then any success will be measured. I once photographed a group and could feel palatable tension.  The photographer’s mission is to […]

Down on the Bayou

I was down there in November for a brief moment.  Louisiana, that is. Except for photographing a law firm and its members, I was largely cloistered in the house of one of my sisters, processing images until 2 am, or at the nearby PJs, drinking coffee and… processing. I was finally able to break free […]

My father-in-law is 94 years old.  He is quite simply a photographer’s dream.  He has a great face.  He is kind, patient and very happy to model for me all day and night long. He lives in Houston (via a long, arduous journey from Teheran) and I live in Chicago.  So when he’s under my […]

The Fall of Minolta

Here in Chicago, the run of the colors began about 10 days ago… just a few trees began to turn orange or red and then other trees started to fall in line.  I’ve been shooting – doing commercial and portrait work (and launching a new Facebook page and this new blog) – but am intent […]

The Day of the Eclipse

So, this is a one-off post but the images have some character and there’s a small surprise at the end.  Small, I said. On the day of the recent eclipse, I went to Dodd Camera to return a rented Zeiss superwide lens. Then, given the Chicago neighborhood, I thought I’d park on one of those typical […]

The Kids Are Alright!

Blending a “Senior High” shoot with a “Childrens” session can be a bit of a challenge. Well, hardly children as the two young men are 18 and 16 but their sister, on the other hand, is 9 years old. With that, we met at Montrose Harbor in Chicago as the recently graduated senior enjoyed sailing […]