I prefer to think of myself as a story teller rather than a photographer, I am looking to try and create work of true substance.
I've got to be honest, I'm not on Model Mayhem to make a million friends. Like in life I am very selective over who I am friends with, and who I would consider working with. I usually only pick a couple of people each year to collaborate with, so if I show interest in you I'm genuine and not just trying to blow smoke up your ass. Now if you're the sort of person who is looking for pretty images of themselves on a beach, or your dream is FMH or Ralph, or if you are doing it for your boyfriend then I'm not the photographer for you, but there are millions here on Model Mayhem that will happily help you out. But if you have depth to your personality, and can bring that depth and story telling to an image, then I certainly would love you to introduce yourself to me in a message and we'll go from there.
If you think of a Chris Isaak song playing in the background, a dirty motel, clothes on the floor and an old car parked out the front, or a road in the middle of nowhere at sunset are great we are onto something. Think David Lynch movies, think Bridget Bardot or Stella Stevens, think cigarettes and vintage underwear or just vintage in general, think sensuality and sexuality but not overtly, think Laetitia Casta in Chris Isaak's 'Baby did a bad bad thing' clip
You must not be afraid of the camera, you must LOVE the camera and love to play up for it, you must love to be photographed and appreciate the process, you must have patience because I intend to use film and Polaroid and lights and digital but whether it be a brand new camera or a 70 year old one every time I point the shiny end at you, you must come alive and leave me in awe, you must want to be loved by the public because I intend to share the images with the world, wanting to be a star won't hurt and wanting to be in a book wont hurt either.
I want you to be open to your body, to your heart and to your soul, because I want to capture all three separately and combined in some cases. I would like you to put the project ahead of most things in your life, I want it to be the focus even if it is for a short amount of time in your life, I want you to look back on it and be proud of the images we created and want to show your family and friends until the day you die.
I need time, because this kind of connection doesn't happen overnight, or one session once in a while, it needs to breath and live and grow into something amazing so the images are amazing. I want you to bring out something in me I didnât know I had and in turn I want to bring the same out in you.
I want dark, I want light, sad and lots of fun. I want depth.
You can be a headcase but bring it to the images in a positive not a negative way.
No jealous boyfriends or overly protective parents or people that hold you back.
Surrender to the process and I will reward you with not only amazing times and images but you might just learn a little bit about life as well.
What Do you mean you like Pepsiâ¦..
"I originally found Scott's work on deviantart.com. A friend recommended I look through his extensive gallery there. As a working professional photographer, myself, I am not easily impressed but I was amazed at not only the quality of Scott's work but his astonishing versatility. Wide angle, long lens, high key, and soft images all live together in harmony displaying his talent and vision. I look forward to seeing his work and feel excited to have met him through deviantart.com.
I am constantly inspired and challenged to seek greater depth in my own work through watching him. Scott truly represents the artistry of photography."
Michael Helms - Los Angeles, CA
Know your Limitations
"Scott's work is very well recognized at deviantART.com. Ever since I began to take my interest for Artistic Nudes to a deeper level browsing of his gallery gained a hot-spot in my daily needs.
When we see works like "bad girls do bad things", "I can reach the top", "the day the rain came", "the daily news", "60 second gratification", "I can hear the ocean" and "be careful with your promises" we can just faint in awe - for the way Scott makes his nudes, escaping from what we ordinarily see in museums yet achieving the same level of ART quality (enough to gain him presence in the very same museums, if you ask me); for how witty his works are, with double-meanings and references to everyday life and culture of the masses and last but not least, for how ironic he makes them in its inherent beauty!
Of course, Scott's work aren't just Artistic Nudes, he also has excellent pieces of general photography and even uses other mediums to convey his inspirational deeds... yes, because to see a work from Scott is like being blessed - and apart from that he isn't like some other brilliant photographer's whose fame has grown up into their egos! Not at all, Scott has remained humble and enthusiastic about the art form of Photography."
Gallery Director: Deviant Art
I Saw Stars when I Fell for You
"Mr. Prebble is a personification of excellence in Photography. As I ramble through different art sites I am always drawn back to his works which are constantly changing, and always sending fresh and creative messages.
Articulate and visually stimulating his portal into the universe captures and holds tight."
I Can't Blow Bubbles
"Scott is a true Artist. I love everything about his work - the wonderful muses, the amazing surroundings, the unique ideas, the striking beauty that pours out of his photographs. But most of all - the emotions.
He can capture an emotion like nobody else I've come across. Some of his works have moved me deeply and I still return to them in times of need, the way you return to these few songs you love the most."
My mind was crooked lines before you
"Scott's work is great! Its Pimpin'fo'shiznet."
Graphic Designer - Colorado
No, you can't have a Pepsi.
"Scott's work is an artistic view of the miraculous beauty that we find in the world around us. He is a maestro, his photographs are as breathtaking as Mozart, but touch the soul far greater. He is able to seduce the viewer in one still shot, capturing the attention and intriguing the eye. Scott's array of subjects is remarkable, and always inspiring.
He is a puppeteer, moulding and shaping his subjects to catch the scene the way that he would have it viewed. Throughout the many accomplishments that he has made as an artist he continues to strive to improve upon his already intimidating talent. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Scott. For now I wait with baited breath, curious and anxious to see what steps he will take next."
Jessica V. Hughes
In my garden I can be who I want to be
"Only a few months ago did I stumble across Scott's gallery on Deviant Art, and for the life of me, I can't remember HOW I found it exactly... but such things are irrelevant when you find work as good as his.
The first thing that struck me about Scott's work, was his amazing ability to bring out the best in his muses, and also to show so many sides to them. However, with Scott being the perfectionist that he is, that alone would not do, so he continues to push himself and his muses onto all things news.
And the results? They are quite spectacular, and just as you've digested one shot, you're hungry for the next."
Artist of many kinds,
Bad Girls do Bad Things
"I distinctly remember the first time I saw Scott's work. It was a beautiful piece called "You watched me Fall". That was nearly two years ago to the day. It touched me in such a deep way and spoke to me on levels I still cannot explain. Since that time, I've watched Scott grow as an artist and experiment with light, color, mediums and subjects. His work is sometimes dark and moody, sometimes lighthearted and fun, but always inspirational.
Scott has allowed his appreciators (for lack of a better word) into his world to discover his love of the female form, his offbeat sense of humor, his love of his home town and it's architecture, and his struggles with the life problems that haunt us all at one time or another.
He has taught us how a man and artist should respect women, how to use the natural light around us and how to exorcise our inner demons through art. It has been my pleasure to follow Scott's work and life for the past two years and I look forward to more years of beautiful art and inspiration."
Susan L. Moore
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Just in the Lick of Time
"Scott James Prebble's work is inspiring, he makes men drool over the women that he shoots, and conveys such emotion with his model, combined with his fabulous technique.
Scott's work is varied and exciting, each new photograph an adventure in itself, leaving the audience in amazement."
Kate Bennington, admirer of art.
Pullstart My Heart
"Scott's photography is something otherworldly. Often dark, startling and eye-opening, each image opens the door to a whole new perspective, a way of looking at things that many people wouldn't have otherwise considered."
Jessica Trumbull - Toledo, OH
"Some of you are going to have anxiety attacks reading this...because it isn't my proven form of critique...so to speak! (Hey that rhymed) But thatâs only because working with Scott is unlike working with any other photographer.
Working with Scott is like working with your mentor and friend. He knows how to give direction without coming across pushy or perverted. He has vision and inspiration that I hardly come across in this industry! Not to say it isn't there... I loved working with Scott. I felt that I was learning something from each photographic experience. He would have me twist into many god forsaken shapes to arrive at the perfect pose for the perfect picture. Very little post processing is ever done!
Scott is an artist there is no doubt about it. And that's wherein his talent lies. He takes pictures from all kinds or crazy angles. You know how I just said he would get me to bend and twist my body, it's my relief to say he would get down and dirty for the perfect shot too!! We have worked together on a few projects and the hybrid of my "Glamor" photography and his "Fine Art" photography is one of immense visual and emotional stimulation. Scott is just fantastic and capturing the emotion in a shot. Sometimes I would be unsure of what to do next and mid-movement I would here Scott cry "whoa, hold still!" a few seconds later appearing on the back of his camera would be a "real" emotion, a natural pose and a really cool concept that we would work with.
I don't just recommend working with Scott I advise and suggest you do it for your own benefit. He brings out beauty in all kinds of women, my size larger and larger still. Beauty is possessed by ALL women, and if your a fine art model who seems to think her beauty gets lost when being photographed. Work with Scott he will help you find your strengths in beauty again.
All my heartfelt thanks to Scott for helping me and creating such wonderful images!!"
Chloe - Model - Melbourne
Right Machine for the Right Job
To look upon Scott's work is to look upon Scott's psyche. Both like and dark, fun and serious, it invites you in and then closes the door in your face. A glimpse of his mind is all that you get, even when his emotions are laid bare. His work delights and disappoints in equal measure - the delight is in looking, the disappointment is in realising that your own work pales in comparison. Scott James Prebble. Photographer Artist Enigma.
Richard Allan - Videographer - United Kingdom
Too much is never enough
I have been watching Scott's work for some time now, and I must say he is one of the most inspiring photographers I have ever witnessed. His devotion to his art is just too pure, and he can find beautiful meanings and stimulation in the most common objects.
Of course, I couldn't avoid talking about how fantastic his work with his muses is.
Scott truly admires women, and that shows through all the fantastic pictures that reach us everyday, he can make every womanâs best feature show up when he has a camera in his hands. I donât know if this is a compliment but, if I was ever to take artistic nudes of myself, I wouldnât want anyone but Scott to be on the other side of the camera.
Student - Portugal
Stories are in the eyes
I am very picky about the photography I like. For me, it has to have people in it. Be it portraits, nudes, fashion or street photography...it's gotta have people for me to really feel connected.
I heard a quote once about Tom Waits music, that it "was like it was always 3am in a seedy diner...somewhere."
Well, Scott's work is like Tom Waits music to me. It gives me a feeling that I'm watching something very personal...almost forbidden.â
Addicted Image Photography
'Scott, you've been one of my favourite photographers for many years now, it's me who should be thanking you. There really are so few photographers who inspire me, (I can count them on one hand and two of them are dead). The impassioned intensity your work possesses is incredibly rare and powerfully addictive to watch. I just know that given the choice between sleeping rough in a cardboard box for the rest of your days or not having a camera, you'd choose your camera every single time without hesitation (although obviously I hope it never comes to that!).'
Muse - Model, Actress, Writer, Creative Director.
"It was an amazing experience to be able to work with Scott James Prebble. There were no traces of ideas that had already been done or any classical shots that have been used until they are dried up and decaying.
With Scott there is only truth, story, purpose and meaning filled to the brim with unique, spontaneous and creative passion. His shots are the work of a photographic artist who refuses to take a photo, but pursues to capture a story. There is never a dull moment when working with Scott: from harnessing a broad scope of emotion in studio, to outdoor adventures in hunting down weird, wacky and potentials packed locations usually overseen by everyone else. He opens up all your doors and unchains emotions and perceptions not usually seen, let alone unleashed. Rich, fun, respectful, creative, raw, personal, unique, passionate and plenty of fire in the bellyâ¦.thatâs why he stands out from the rest..â
Model - Melbourne Australia
"Working with SJP was a breath of fresh air, with professionalism to boot and a flair for creating the most amazingly composed images Scott makes the shoot fun and comfortable, even when you're contorted into a small bookshelf
. I have enjoyed working with Scott and look forward to working with him again in the near future...."
Model - Melbourne Australia