A warm SnapKnot welcome to Scott Baker of Scott W Baker Photography. Based out of New York, this fine art wedding photographer has a uniquely creative and journalistic style. Here is some more of what we learned about Scott:
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, I am a long time photographer. I started in 1975 with a Konica Minolta rangefinder and some Kodachrome! Progressed from there to Hasselblads, Nikons and 4×5 film cameras and a love of the darkroom. The Digital Revolution has come and I embrace it fully and totally and find the instant work flow reaction and ability to shoot in low light wonderful. I am fully committed to providing a bride a wonderful special moment. It’s about trying to capture a fleeting gossamer winged magical moment!
Why did you choose to become a photographer?
Well to be honest, it chose me! I feel most at ease and fulfilled and in a Zen-like state when I have a camera in my hand, and so I long ago realized that I needed to follow my passion, which is photography.
How long have you been a photographer?
How would you classify your style of photography?
I am a fine art photographer and shoot in a loose and creative almost journalistic style. I particularly enjoy shooting in low light.
Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
Well as a fine art photographer, I certainly must pay homage to my major influences of Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Great images come from everywhere!
What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
I enjoy shooting with all types, from 8×10 film to 4×5 film, as well as digital with great glass- thats the key. Love Zeiss lenses too. At Present I shoot with high end Nikon.
What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
Chemistry is key. Like the style and images and let the chemistry work its magic.
Any fun personal facts we should know about you?
I have wrangled horses in the past and drove across USA in a 1966 Chrysler once- loved it!