About Scott Whitworth Photography (Wedding, Portrait, & Event)
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Hi there, my name is Scott. I first started taking photographs while a junior at Sturgis High School, and I quickly fell in love with the darkroom and film photography. I also began to work with digital photography alongside my film photography, and after winning multiple regional and national awards during my last two years of high school I was awarded a competitive scholarship to attend Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI. After studying the many aspects of the photographic medium, I graduated with my BFA in photography from Kendall. I decided to spend my life doing what I love, which is taking photographs of anything and everything. I started my own business, Scott Whitworth Photography, and now I am able to bring my love for photography into my work, into each and every one of my photographs, for each and every one of my clients. I also continue to display my photographs in galleries, museums, and local businesses.
I now enjoy working with my wife and second shooter Alyssa. Alyssa has also had formal training in the field of photography. She is a very warm and outgoing person, you'll love her! We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround time. Our style of photography is mixed, with a posed deadpan approach placed alongside a journalistic approach. For wedding and event photography what this means is that we like to photograph a few posed portraits, and then become keen observers who capture the unplanned moments unfolding before them, the intricacies of everyday life and of human interaction.
We love photography, we love people, and we'd love to work with you soon!
Past Photography Galleries
of wedding, portrait, travel, street, landscape, and everything else..
Image Transfer Demo at Sturgis High School
I had a great time teaching the 25 students in the class of Stephen Erts how to create an image transfer using hand sanitizer and transfer film. The students had a great time and loved using the transfer technique. Not all of the transfers came out perfect, but that is half of the fun! Here are a few photos from the demo.
Recovered FP-100c Negatives in South Africa
Of all the images I have photographed in the last couple years these were some of the most fun from capture to finished print. I love the painterly quality that results from the volatile process of bleaching the waste products from Fuji-film FP 100-c instant film. Aside from the bleaching, these negatives have been exposed to the red African dust, blistering African sun, and a cross-continent journey of smashing and scraping against one another in a flimsy paper bag. I have chosen to display these beautiful landscapes on 39"x50" Reeves BFK paper, using an image transfer process that furthers the aesthetic feel of the image.
Honeymoon in Chicago 120 Film (Shot on a Calumet Seagull TLR)
I captured these photographs on 120 film with a Seagull twin lens reflex camera while my wife Alyssa and I were on our honeymoon in Chicago, IL.
Honeymoon in Chicago 35mm Film (shot with a Diana Mini)
Cambodia & Thailand
Here are just a handful of photographs that I captured during my time in Southeast Asia.
FP-100C Instant Peel-Apart Film in South Africa
All taken during my time in South Africa, these instant photos were a blast. Although they are time consuming and they don't always turn out perfect, it was well worth it! Visit my blog tab at the top of the page for more details about the photographic capture process. What fun these were!
120 B&W Film and 35mm Color Film on Diana F+ and Diana Mini Toy Cameras
4x5 Film Still Lifes, 2011
These still lives, captured on 4x5 b&w negative film, have undergone heavy physical reworking through the use of flame, chemical, and abrasion.
120 film shot in 2016
Street Photography 2007-08 /(on 3200 speed 35mm film)
Most of the photographs from my street photography are shot on the now out-of-production 35mm Kodak Tmax 3200 speed film, which is why the photographs appear so grainy. The film was meant for use in low light shooting scenarios. I love(d) the low-light capabilities of the film as well as the blown-out grain quality. I often photograph much of my street photography from the hip (not looking through the viewfinder) with a cable release so as to avoid any potential impact on my photography subject's demeanor as I captured their image. The photographs were mostly shot in Chicago and New York City during 2007/08 while I was a senior in high school. Below is a small selection of the many photographs I captured on 35mm film during this period, and I will upload more as I continue to archive the negatives.
I saved up for and purchased my first DSLR camera during my junior year in high school (2007). I made a trip out to Colorado with my father and sister that summer, and I had a great time taking photographs with my first digital camera (with only 10 megapixels!). Here are a few of the highlights from our trip.
I captured these photographs during my 10-day stay in South Africa (12/2015-1/2016). Elephants and giraffe, mountains and valleys, oceans and rivers - 10 days just wasn't enough time to capture all of the natural beauty and wildlife there, but I had an amazing time trying!